What to Expect
You’ll need a doctor’s referral to our clinic, located on the first floor of AnMed Cardiac and Orthopaedic Center (suite 1120). During your first appointment, we’ll evaluate your overall health and perform a risk assessment. You may need to take certain heart tests so we can learn more about how to best help you.
Based on the results, we’ll recommend a custom care plan that could include:
- Nutrition counseling
- Lifestyle changes
- Care for psychosocial needs
- Advance care planning
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Cardiac device placement
To help you progress, we’ll schedule frequent appointments over four to six weeks. Bring a list of your current medications and weight log to each visit. Our dedicated cardiologists, nurse practitioners, nurses and dietitians will work with your primary care doctor to help you succeed.
When Should I Call the Clinic?
Call us at 864-512-4464 if you experience mild to moderate heart failure symptoms, such as:
- Leg swelling
- Mild shortness of breath
- Weight gain
If you feel like you can’t breathe, seek emergency care right away.
Awarded for Excellent Care
Our clinic can help you prevent a hospital stay for heart failure treatment, but if you need to go to the hospital, you’ll be in good hands at AnMed Medical Center. We earned:
- Gold recognition—the highest level—from the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines® Heart Failure Achievement program in 2021. That means we consistently provided the right treatments at the right time for two years.
- “High Performing Hospital” designation in heart failure from U.S. News & World Report