Our heart failure clinics connect patients to lifesaving expertise and trustworthy care. Patients leave knowing how to better manage their conditions, improve their quality of life, and confidently enjoy their best life.
Why Choose Our Heart Failure Clinic?
The heart failure clinics at Kettering Health combine expertise, cutting-edge technology, and specialized care to give patients an unparalleled experience.
Specialists in our Kettering Health Medical Group Heart Failure practices take a special interest in heart failure and have completed additional education to fully understand heart failure and how it impacts patients’ health and everyday lives. These specialists are dedicated to partnering with patients to monitor their conditions and manage their symptoms.
The Kettering Health Advanced Heart Failure Clinic offers the most extensive expertise in heart failure care in western Ohio. We bring specialists fellowship-trained in heart failure who have completed the highest level of expertise to care for patients in advanced heart failure. This means they can better care for and manage your conditions with local, specialized care.
Stages of Heart Failure
In collaboration with the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association has identified four stages of heart failure.
Stage A – At risk for heart failure
Stage A includes people at risk for heart failure but do not yet have any symptoms of structural or functional heart disease.
Risk factors for people in this stage include:
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Coronary vascular disease
- Exposure to cardiotoxic agents
- Genetic variants for cardiomyopathy
- Family history of cardiomyopathy
Kettering Health recommends people at risk for heart failure to continue regular check-ups with their primary care provider. If you do not have a current primary care provider, click here to find one near you.
Stage B – Pre-heart failure
Stage B includes people without current or previous symptoms of heart failure but with either structural heart disease, increased filling pressures in the heart, or other risk factors.
People in Stage B, or pre-heart failure, should continue regular check-ups with a Kettering Health Medical Group Cardiovascular specialist who can monitor your risk factors and symptoms. Click here to find a cardiovascular specialist near you.
Stage C – Symptomatic heart failure
People with current or previous symptoms of heart failure.
Kettering Health recommends that people who experience symptomatic heart failure in Stage C see a specialist at one of our Heart Failure Clinics. Our specialists have a special interest in caring for patients with heart failure and have completed additional education on how to care for heart failure patients and their unique needs.
Currently, Kettering Health has heart failure specialists caring for patients at Kettering Health Medical Group Heart Failure at Kettering Health Dayton and Kettering Health Medical Group Heart Failure at Years Ahead Kettering.
Stage D – Advanced heart failure
People with heart failure symptoms that interfere with their daily life that leads to multiple stays in a hospital.
Kettering Health cares for patients with advanced heart failure at our Kettering Health Advanced Heart Failure at Kettering Health Main Campus. Specialists at our Advanced Heart Failure Clinic have been fellowship-trained in advanced heart failure, which is the highest level of education a physician can receive to care for patients with advanced heart failure.