Chat With a Doctor: Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation

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Do you have a question about heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation? Viviana Navas, MD, interventional cardiologist and heart failure specialist, and David Wolinsky, MD, Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, both of Cleveland Clinic Florida, will answer your questions about this topic during a live webchat Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, at noon (ET).

Chat With a Doctor: Heart Failure and Cardiac Rehabilitation Live Web Chat: noon (ET) on Jan. 29, 2013

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Featured Expert
Viviana Navas, MD

  • Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist
  • Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida

Featured Expert
David Wolinsky, MD

  • Director, Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
  • Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida

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About heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation

Heart failure is a chronic, progressive disease where the heart muscle is unable to pump enough to distribute blood flow to meet the body’s needs. Heart disease has no cure but can be treated with changes to your lifestyle, use of medications and surgery (if necessary) to improve symptoms and slow down the progression of the disease.

Cardiac rehabilitation is one of the most effective approaches for modifying the risk of heart disease and preventing future cardiac events for patients diagnosed with heart failure. Programs of supervised exercise and lifestyle interventions modify the risk of heart disease and help heart patients get stronger and healthier.

Possible questions for this webchat

  • What are the symptoms of heart failure?
  • If I’m diagnosed with heart failure, what can I do to avoid a heart attack?
  • How soon after I am diagnosed with heart failure do I start cardiac rehab?
  • Can I live a normal life with heart failure?

Dr. Navas is an interventional cardiologist with a specialization in heart failure in Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology.

Dr. Wolinsky is an interventional cardiologist in Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology.

This health chat will open on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013 to allow you to submit questions. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the chat. Please create an account to attend the chat and submit your questions.

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