Heart failure is a common condition, affecting approximately 6.5 million people in the US.
Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped. Instead, it means that over time the heart's pumping action is no longer efficient enough to pump the blood necessary to meet the body's needs. For some people, the heart doesn't fill with enough blood. For others, the heart isn't pumping blood to the rest of the body with enough force. Some people have both problems.
The causes of heart failure vary and can include heart attack, coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, heart valve disease, and inherited cardiac disorders, among other risk factors.
While there is no cure for heart failure, there are treatments that can relieve symptoms and stop or slow the gradual worsening of the condition. According to Renee Sangrigoli, MD, board certified cardiologist with Doylestown Health Cardiology, lifestyle changes, a heart-healthy diet, heart failure medications, implantable devices and other surgical procedures can improve a patient's quality of life and get them back to doing many of the activities that they love.
Join Dr. Sangrigoli for a FREE interactive discussion about the different types of heart failure, evaluation methods, and up-to-date treatment options available at Doylestown Health. Parking is easy and light refreshments will be served. For more information or to register, please call 800.992.8992.
- Date: Wednesday, February 12 (snow date: Wednesday, February 26)
- Time: 4 pm
- Location: Pine Run Community Auditorium, 777 Ferry Road, Doylestown (across from the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa)
Register by calling 800.992.8992
About Pine Run
Owned and operated by Doylestown Health, Pine Run is a progressive, resident-focused community that is full of vitality and enthusiasm and promotes independence and wellness among its Villagers and Residents. Pine Run offers a full continuum of services at state-of-the-art facilities in Doylestown, PA, including a retirement community with independent living units on 42 acres of land (the Village); a skilled nursing facility and secure memory care facility (the Health Center), and a personal care facility on a separate campus in Doylestown (Lakeview). Thriving for over 40 years, Pine Run attracts exceptional people whose energies enhance life for everyone in the community.