Congestive heart failure, heart disease and shortness of breath information available. We provide information to patients suffering from congestive heart failure, heart disease & shortness of breath.

 






If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with CHF, you need to know
about surgical options that can greatly improve your chances of survival and improve the quality of your life.
Ask your doctor about a procedure called
Surgical Ventricular Restoration (SVR®).

You already know the symptoms.
Fatigue. Weakness. Shortness of breath. For the more than 5 million Americans who suffer from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), these symptoms significantly impair their quality of life. As heart disease progresses, patients often find themselves confined or unable to participate in most simple activities of daily living. Repeat hospitalizations are common, and one in five patients will die within one year of being diagnosed with CHF.

Treatment options
Medications can help manage your symptoms including shortness of breath, swelling of the tissues, fatigue, confusion, increased heart rate or lack of appetite. However, these medications may be successful for some patients, but not for others. Also, for some patients, medications may cause side effects. There is no medication that can treat the underlying cause of CHF.

New hope for CHF patients
Fortunately, great advances have been made in treating CHF. You now have surgical options available to you that actually treat the underlying problem causing heart failure. If you have CHF, and have suffered a previous heart attack, you may be a candidate for Surgical Ventricular Restoration (SVR). This procedure restores the enlarged left ventricle to a more normal size and shape, greatly improving the pumping action of the heart. SVR utilizes a shaping device called the Mannequin to provide cardiac surgeons an accurate template or guide to resize and reshape the damaged heart back to its original form. This is an exciting advancement - in fact,
thousands of patients are enjoying a better quality of life and will live longer after having SVR surgery.

More and more surgeons in the United States and around the world are performing SVR. If you have had a heart attack and are suffering from Congestive Heart Failure, ask your doctor for more information on the new surgical options such as SVR procedure. This procedure might help you live longer and feel better.

 

 


 

Congestive heart failure, heart disease and shortness of breath information available. We provide information to patients suffering from congestive heart failure, heart disease & shortness of breath.