As a recognized leader in cardiovascular services, Sherman Hospital is excited to mark the one-year anniversary of the Sherman Heart Failure Recovery Center, which opened in February 2008. Approximately 5 million people in the U.S. have heart failure (HF) and more than 550,000 people are diagnosed with the condition each year.
One of the only HF centers in the area, the Sherman Heart Recovery Center provides HF patients with convenient access to necessary support services. Nurse practitioners work closely with physicians to monitor HF patients, and educate patients and their families about HF control and management.
“The goal of the center is to decrease the need to hospitalize patients for HF treatment,” says Dr. Azmey Matarieh, Medical Director of the Heart Failure Recovery Center. “Making lifestyle changes can often help relieve signs and symptoms of HF and prevent the disease from worsening.”
“The Heart Failure Recovery Center is an important addition to the Sherman Heart and Vascular Center,” says Nick Loise, Cardiovascular Services Director, Sherman Health. “Since performing the first open heart procedure at an Illinois community hospital in 1972, we are proud to continually add new services and programs to our heart program.”
To learn more about the Heart Failure Recovery Center, please call 847-429-6000 or visit the Heart Center online.