Heart failure is a medical condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood effectively to meet the body’s needs. It is a serious condition that can affect people of all ages, but it is more common among older individuals and those with certain risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Heart failure is a chronic and progressive condition that requires ongoing medical management.
There are two main types of heart failure:
Common signs and symptoms of heart failure may include:
Heart failure is typically diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, and various diagnostic tests, such as echocardiogram, electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), chest X-ray, and blood tests.
Management of heart failure involves a multidisciplinary approach that may include the following:
It’s essential for individuals with heart failure to work closely with their healthcare team, adhere to their treatment plan, and report any changes in symptoms promptly. Early detection and proper management can help improve quality of life and reduce the risk of complications associated with heart failure.
RCC Cardiac Urgent Care is accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening cardiac symptoms, including:
PLEASE NOTE: that this is NOT a traditional Urgent Care Center treating any and all ailments. Our facility is ONLY for cardiac related symptoms.
At our Penn Cardiology Specialty Network facility, you will will be cared for by our team of cardiac specialists, and receive access to our state-of-the-art diagnostic testing, including:
We will work with your primary or referring physicians to develop a plan of treatment that is suited to meet your individual needs.
We also provide accessible same-day care for non-life-threatening vascular symptoms, including:
As more and more complex procedures are performed in the outpatient and inpatient setting, the risk of perioperative cardiac complication increases. Regional Cardiology Consultants’ dedicated team specializes in providing the accurate and timely pre-op clearance required by patients.
Our services include:
Better yet, all services can be performed in the convenience of our offices. In most cases, we can have a preliminary report for your physician the same day as our consult and a folder containing everything you need to proceed with planned surgery including the transcribed pre-op consult, EKG with interpretation, and any other testing required to be cleared for your procedure.
Regional Cardiology Consultants is dedicated to providing quality, comprehensive, state of the art, compassionate, cost-effective and timely medical services in the promotion of improved health for the community of the greater Philadelphia and New Jersey areas.