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Heart failure

Heart failure is an indication that the heart is no longer working at its full potential. The heart is unable to pump blood as well as normal, which prevents the heart from receiving all the blood and oxygen it requires. Lifestyle changes and medication are popular treatment plans to combat heart failure.

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Heart failure clinic in St. Petersburg, Florida

The Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic at HCA Florida Northside Hospital assists anyone who is experiencing heart failure.

Our goal is to help bridge the gap between hospital discharge and your follow-up appointment with your primary physician or cardiologist.

Because we provide excellent patient care and outcomes, our heart failure clinic has received national recognition from The American Heart Association (AHA). The AHA awarded us with the Get With the Guidelines — Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. This also recognizes our commitment to research-based treatments for heart failure.

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Heart failure support group

We offer you access to a support group that can help you understand and cope with your condition.

We offer you access to a support group that can help you understand and cope with your condition.

Our heart failure services

We understand the importance of evaluating you quickly if you have heart failure. That’s why we are committed to seeing you as quickly as possible for your first evaluation. 

As an integral part of our cardiology program, we also provide the following services at our clinic:

  • Rapid hospital follow-up care (within 24-72 hours post-discharge)
  • Comprehensive heart failure education for both you and your family
  • Medical therapy (consistent with evidence-based practices)
  • Emergency IV diuretic therapy

About our heart failure clinic

The Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic is located in the Medical Office Building on the north end of our hospital campus.

Our heart failure specialists

Our clinic is staffed by board-certified acute care nurse practitioners. This team serves as an extension of our other local healthcare providers. So, whether you need help with congestive heart failure or managing heart disease, this ensures our teams give you access to all your care needs.


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