Heart Failure

Heart Failure

When it comes to heart health, few conditions stir as much concern as heart failure. However, with the right knowledge and tools, managing heart failure is more feasible than ever before. If you or a loved one are struggling with the challenges of heart failure, Capitol Cardiology Associates is here to help. With the latest technologies and a team of dedicated specialists, we are committed to providing the best care possible. 

The Difference Between Heart Failure Types

Understanding the type of heart failure is important for determining the most effective treatment plan. Heart failure can be classified primarily as:

  • Systolic Heart Failure: the heart muscle doesn’t contract effectively, so less oxygen-rich blood is pumped out to the body. This can often be due to weakened heart muscles.
  • Diastolic Heart Failure, or HFpEF: the heart contracts, but the ventricles do not relax as they should. This means less blood enters the heart during each cycle, often due to stiff heart muscles.

Each type requires different management strategies, which is why understanding the specific type affecting you or your loved one is a critical first step in effective treatment.

Innovations in Heart Failure Monitoring Devices

In recent years, there have been remarkable advancements in the technology used to monitor heart failure. Wearable devices can now track heart rate, blood pressure, and even the fluid status of patients in real-time. This technology provides critical data to healthcare providers and also empowers patients by keeping them informed about their own health status. We integrate the latest in heart failure monitoring technology to ensure continuous care and early intervention. 

Comprehensive Management of Heart Failure

Managing heart failure requires a multifaceted approach that includes lifestyle changes, medication, and possibly surgical interventions. The goal is to help alleviate symptoms, improve quality of life, and prevent heart failure from getting worse. Here’s how:

  • Lifestyle Modifications: Simple changes in diet, exercise, and habits can impact heart health. Our team helps you incorporate these changes in a way that is sustainable and effective.
  • Medication Management: Medications are often required to manage heart failure. Our specialists ensure that you receive the most effective medications with the least side effects.
  • Surgical Options: In some cases, surgical interventions such as valve repair or replacement, or the implantation of devices like pacemakers or defibrillators, might be necessary. Our team of cardiologists and surgeons have the skills and technology to perform these procedures according to the highest standards of care.
Heart Failure
Heart Failure

Understanding Heart Failure Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of heart failure is necessary for earlier diagnosis and treatment, which can substantially improve outcomes. Symptoms of heart failure can include:

  • Breathlessness: This might occur during activity or at rest and is a result of fluid build-up in the lungs.
  • Chronic Coughing or Wheezing: Fluid accumulation in the lungs can also cause these symptoms, which may produce white or pink blood-tinged mucus.
  • Edema: Swelling in the feet, ankles, legs, or abdomen because the heart isn’t pumping blood effectively.
  • Tiredness or Fatigue: Feeling tired all the time can be caused by the heart's inability to pump the amount of blood needed to meet the body's demands.

Are You Worried About Heart Failure?

At Capitol Cardiology Associates, our goal is to make sure that each patient receives personalized, high-quality care for their specific needs. Whether you’re just beginning to explore treatment options or are looking for advanced management strategies, our team is here to support you every step of the way. Reach out to us today to see how we can help you take control of your heart health.

Review of Exceptional Healthcare Services

Jose Mendoza

My experience with the Capitol Cardiology Associates office was outstanding. From the time I initially talked to Dr Shetty on the phone to the moment I checked out. I had a very pleasant encounter with the front desk personnel. The staff is kind, gentle and informative. Pamela was very efficient, skilled and smart.  Took time to explain the procedure and broke it down in easy terms. I recommend this group with no reservations to whoever needs a cardiologist.

Bobbie Shockley

Even the office was excited busy, the staff remains super courteous and respectful. Dr. Shetty and his students were kind and efficient. Check out is a breeze. Those with disabilities were treated with great respect. I feel well cared for here at Capitol  Cardiology.

Isatu Sesay

Dr Raj Shetty. I wanted to thank you so so much, my blood pressure is normal now praise God.All because of you, my physician cannot get it in control then he Reffered me to you. I thank God and you because it’s all in control now. May God continue to bless your hand , you are so patient.

Jeanette McQueen

I had an excellent experience at Capitol Cardiology Associates. From the moment I walked into the suite everyone was friendly and courteous. When I was taken in the back the Medical Assistant was very professional and made me feel comfortable. My Cardiologist, Dr. Venugopal, had an excellent bedside manner and reassured me that all was okay. The checkout receptionist was very helpful as well. She made sure I had all the documents I needed and provided a copy to my primary care physician. Well done guys!??

Kuron Rice

On my first visit to Capitol Cardiology Associates, the staff were punctual, professional & friendly.  I enjoyed every aspect of the visit. The lady who checks you in has high energy & is very fun. My nurse was very nice as well. But my doctor, Dr. Foushee was attentive to symptoms & asked lots of question to find out the problem & it's source. For top notch service visit Capitol Cardiology Associates!!!

Bonnie Moreland

Everyone that I had contact with in the office were so pleasant. I feel Claire, PA listened to me about my concerns. She assured me that tests will be done and we'll figure out what's going on and that I'll be feeling better soon.

James Churchill

This was my first visit to a specialist, Dr. Venugopal. While the appointment took time to get, I was greeted promptly, the staff treated me well both coming in and leaving and the doctor is one of the finest I've encountered. Not only was he informative, his professional demeanor was complemented by a a humor that matched my own, a talent not always found in potentially serious situations. I would highly recommend!

J D McCall

Dr. Forrester is very professional, competent, thorough and caring. He is thoughtful, knowledgeable & attentive.The staff are very kind, professional & attentive as well. Overall excellent place to go.

Yvonne Martinez Vega

I have had positive experience with the staff of Capital Cardiology. They are courteous, professional and efficient. Dr. Clarence Findley is fabulous. He takes his time explaining , asking questions etc. Not something one sees now a days.

Rhonda McNair

I really was sick not knowing just how sick. My PC referred me to Dr. Clarence Fendly with only three visits two office and one hospital I am great. I thank God for him. He explained everything to me where I could understand,  but he's gone now, and I am going to miss him. I feel sorry for all on this side of the earth that never had the opportunity to get his help. Where ever he's moved on to someone will be blessed. Thanks Dr. Fendley. Rhonda McNair