AdventHealth Tampa has announced a new 20-bed unit dedicated to patients diagnosed with heart failure. The new unit allows AdventHealth’s board-certified cardiologists to provide advanced therapies and highly specialized care to patients who have the most progressed stages of the disease, according to a news release.
“With this unit in the hospital, we are able to work together with physicians in other areas to fully understand the comprehensive needs of our patients and provide a better care plan,” said Dr. JaMia Washington, fellowship-trained cardiologist in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, in the release.
“We have access to mechanical therapy support that can keep a heart beating, lowering the need for a heart transplant or improve a transplant patient’s health while they wait for a new heart,” said Washington.
Drs. Gus Agocha, JaMia Washington, Oliver Abela, Rozales Swanson and Merna Armanious are leading the heart failure program for patients at AdventHealth Tampa. They are part of a team of more than 70 board-certified cardiologists and providers serving patients in the Greater Tampa Bay area.
Heart failure symptoms include shortness of breath; chronic coughing or wheezing; swelling in feet, ankles or legs; dizziness; nausea or lack of appetite; and sustained exhaustion or weakness.
To speak to a physician or to find out more, call 813-644-4572 or visit AHMGTampaBay.com.