Bhakta to Head Congestive Heart Failure Clinic at TRMC
WARREN, Ohio — Trumbull Regional Medical Center this week announced the launch of its Congestive Heart Failure Clinic on the first floor of the hospital. Shyam Bharkta, MD, was named the medical director.
The clinic will provide patient and family-centered care to improve the quality of life of patients through education and guideline-directed medical therapy, the hospital said.
Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart muscle cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in the body. When this happens, blood often backs up and fluid can build up in the lungs, causing shortness of breath. Approximately 550,000 new cases of CHF are diagnosed in the U.S. each year and over 6.2 million adults in the U.S. have heart failure.
“Trumbull Regional is committed to providing the full continuum of cardiac care and launching the CHF Clinic further proves this,” says Bhakta, who is an interventional cardiologist. “The CHF Clinic will help educate patients on their conditions and improvements that can be gained through optimal management of medications, diet and exercise. Through close monitoring and follow up, we will work with patients to set and meet goals.”
Trumbull Regional is the Mahoning Valley’s only accredited chest pain center. Earlier this year, the hospital achieved the highest level of chest pain accreditation available through the American College of Cardiology. This means the hospital has a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack.
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