The American Heart Association says that 1 in 5 Americans will develop heart failure. Reno resident Clive Bradley was going about his daily routine when a sudden stroke led to a heart failure diagnosis. Clive talks about managing his condition through the individualized care he receives through Renown’s Advanced Heart Failure Program, a new program that helps patients live successfully with chronic disease.
Renown’s Advanced Heart Failure Program recognizes that all hearts, like all people, are different. The program features individualized care for patients by providing comprehensive heart care services in one area with a specialized team that walks patients through every step of their recovery. The program’s ultimate goal is to make the transition from hospital to home as easy as possible, while guiding patients to lead a more healthy and active life.
Renown heart doctor Thomas-Duythuc To, MD, calls the Advanced Heart Failure Program “an innovative, in-depth approach to improve our patient’s care and everyday quality of life.”
Patient Clive Bradley credits his care team at the Advanced Heart Failure Program for helping him recover from a stroke and a heart failure diagnosis.
“I did fall, and I fell hard in a parking lot, and I bounced back,” Clive says. “I bounced all the way to Renown where I got the best care. I’m the luckiest guy in the world. I met the nicest people you could possibly find anywhere.”
Heart failure is a lifelong condition requiring specialized treatment and individualized care. While heart failure is a serious diagnosis, many patients can, and do, go on to lead full lives while managing their condition.
A comprehensive approach to heart failure, including education and monitoring from a specialized team, improves care and day-to-day quality of life for heart patients. Problems can be identified before they become more serious; significantly reducing symptoms and hospital re-admissions.
To learn more about the Advanced Heart Failure program, please visit the Institute for Heart and Vascular Health or call 775-982-PUMP (7867). If you are having unusual symptoms or just don’t feel right, please call 911.