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If you exhibit one or more signs and symptoms of cardiomyopathy, contact your WellStar physician. But if you experience severe difficulty in breathing, fainting or chest pain that lasts for more than a few minutes, go immediately to the emergency room.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - cardiomyopathy affects about 50,000 Americans.
*Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
 

Cardiomyopathy Ongoing Care

WellStar offers world-class, community-based physicians based in state-of-the-art medical centers and hospitals with access to the latest technologies and other medical resources. They are dedicated to:


  • Help you create and maintain healthy lifestyles
  • Offer advice to prevent illness and injuries
  • Provide early and appropriate care of acute illness to prevent its progression

Cardiac Care at WellStar

WellStar’s Cardiovascular Network provides top-flight Cardiac Care throughout its physicians’ offices, urgent care centers and emergency rooms. Emergency departments at WellStar Cobb, WellStar Douglas, WellStar Kennestone, and WellStar Paulding hospitals provide comprehensive cardiac services. WellStar Cobb and WellStar Kennestone hospital’s cardiac diagnostic and treatment services provide the next level of defense against heart disease. The technologically advanced Cardiac Center at WellStar Kennestone Hospital and partnership with Emory Healthcare for adult open-heart surgery raises the bar on world-class cardiac care. WellStar’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Services’ medically supervised programs focus on helping heart disease patients maintain a healthier heart through education and support groups.

Phone: 770.956.STAR (7827)

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Ongoing Care at Home

Although cardiomyopathy is chronic (long-term), treatment can often improve symptoms and help you live longer. You and your WellStar physician can work together to make your life more comfortable, so pay close attention to your body and your post-treatment regimen, and keep your doctor updated. As part of your post-treatment care and in addition to maintaining a healthy diet and exercise, you should:


  • Keep track of all medications you take
  • Keep track of your weight and blood pressure
  • Write down your questions and never be afraid to ask your WellStar physicians for clarification regarding your condition or your treatment
 
 
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