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Rush Copley Heart Failure Program

Heart failure happens when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to support other organs in your body.  About 5.1 million people in the United States have heart failure.  Early diagnosis and treatment can improve quality and length of life for people who have heart failure.


Program components include:

  • Complete cardiac assessment from physicians and health care professional certified in heart failure
  • Evidence based protocols for the best and most effective treatment of heart failure
  • A dedicated Heart Failure Coordinator that will support the coordination of your care and  provide you with recommendations, strategies and education on managing your health
  • Current educational resources to help you identifying the signs that determine when to visit your physician or seek emergency care; managing your medications; reducing salt intake; dealing with stress and depression; managing your weight to prevent congestion and swelling; and information about routine tests and treatments.
  • Routine follow-up support calls in between doctor visits
  • Access to Nutrition Services, Social Workers and Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
  • Access to Heart Failure Home Care, Palliative Care or Research program.

Introducing Rush Copley’s Heart Failure Clinic

Outside of the hospital, Rush Copley's Congestive Heart Failure Clinic provides heart failure patients with comprehensive risk assessments, educational opportunities and self-management tools to help maximize a patient's quality of life.

The program is supervised by board certified cardiologists and led by a certified heart failure nurse. 

Patients enjoy the following benefits:

  • Evaluation and management
  • Patient and family education and counseling
  • Reinforcement of the medication and treatment plans

The Outpatient Heart Failure Clinic is located at the Rush Copley Heart Institute, 2088 Ogden Avenue, Suite 160, Aurora, IL 60504.

To schedule or request an appointment, please call 630-851-6440.

Brave Hearts: A Heart Failure Education and Support Group

Brave Hearts, a heart failure education and support group at Rush Copley, helps patients and families learn about treatments, nutrition, medications and lifestyle changes to manage their symptoms.

The group also provides an opportunity to share experiences with those who have heart failure. Meetings include education topics; break-out sessions with a pharmacist, dietitian, physical therapist and a heart failure nurse; refreshments and a bingo game with prizes.

Rush Copley Heart Institute, 2088 Ogden Avenue, Aurora

Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m.

February 15 – Low-Salt Ways to Add Flavor
May 24 – Know Your Medications
August 16 – Tools and Tips for Living with Heart Failure
November 8 – Financial and Legal Aspects of Heart Failure

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