Congestive Heart Failure

The Backus Hospital Heart and Wellness Program will strive to meet the special needs of adult patients and families who suffer from heart failure. Heart failure is a chronic, incurable, and often fatal disease. Our goal is to prolong life and improve our patient’s quality of life.

Congestive heart Failure

Programs & Classes

The decision to admit a patient to the heart failure program is automatic once the patient is admitted with a primary diagnosis of heart failure or upon the request of the treating provider or heart failure program director.

E4 is the primary heart failure unit at Backus Hospital, but care of these patients will take place regardless of on which unit they are receiving care.

Intense education is provided to patients and families about heart failure, including:

  • Diet
  • Etiology
  • Emotional Well Being
  • Exercise
  • Symptom recognition
  • Symptom recognition
  • Weight monitoring

​​Heart Failure Support Group

This disease affects over 5 million Americans. You are invited to come and discuss the disease, medications, and treatments for Heart Failure.

When: Second Wednesday of every month, 6pm
Where: The William W. Backus Hospital Medical Office Building, ground level conference room (330 Washington Str., Norwich)

Congestive Heart Failure