Congestive Heart Failure Clinic
Improve Your Quality of Life
The Mercy Health Heart Failure Clinic's goal is to assist you in leading a full and productive life while reducing your need for visits to the emergency room or hospital in the future.
Our cardiologists and nurse practitioners closely monitor your health and well-being to help provide you with peace of mind. In addition, we supply you with the tools and knowledge you need to manage your heart 24 hours a day, including weight management, diet, exercise, medication and access to community and financial resources.
How Do I Get Started?
Your primary care physician or cardiologist must authorize your participation in the clinic, which is offered at our Muskegon campus. Most insurance plans are accepted, but we encourage you to verify prior to enrolling.
If you'd like to contact the Heart Failure Clinic in Muskegon directly, please call 231-672-6943.
What is Congestive Heart Failure?
Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart becomes weak and is no longer able to pump enough oxygen-rich blood. As the heart's pumping slows down, blood may back up in other areas of the body, such as the lungs, liver, gastrointestinal tract, arms and legs. While heart failure can be caused by a variety of issues, the most common causes are coronary artery disease or high blood pressure.
- Lung congestion or cough
- Overnight weight gain of 2-3 pounds
- Pronounced fatigue compared to normal
- Retention of fluid in legs, ankles or stomach
- Shortness of breath, especially while trying to sleep
- Weight gain of 5-7 pounds in one week