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Understanding Heart Failure

Defining ‘Heart Failure’ Heart failure is a medical condition where the heart is unable to circulate blood normally, leading to symptoms of poor circulation or fluid retention, shortness of breath or leg swelling. Often, heart failure is due to either a weakened heart muscle or stiff heart muscle. Signs & Symptoms of Early Heart Failure Heart failure […]

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WakeMed One of 11 Hospitals Chosen to Start a Patient Navigator Program

Home to the state’s leading heart program, WakeMed Health & Hospitals is one of only 11 healthcare systems nationwide chosen to participate in the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) new Patient Navigator Program. The first cardiology program of its kind, the new Patient Navigator Program is designed to support hospitals in providing personalized services to […]

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WakeMed First in North Carolina to Receive Heart Failure Accreditation

WakeMed Raleigh Campus and Cary Hospital are the first hospitals in North Carolina to receive full Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. To achieve SCPC Heart Failure Accreditation, WakeMed met or exceeded ten criteria, including quality measures that improve the process of care for heart failure patients, integration with emergency medical […]

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