Aurora's Advanced Heart Failure Clinic opens

According to a recent report from the American Heart Association, incidences of heart failure in the U.S. are expected to continue to rise by some 40 percent over the next 15 years.

Dr. Vinay Thohan, the Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Clinic at Aurora, was a special live guest on the CBS 58 News at 4:30 p.m.

Most heart failure patients  begin to see signs of shortness of breath, feeling tired and run-down regularly, coughing or wheezing when you exercise, weight gain because of a fluid buildup, and confusion.

Many people also see swelling of the feet and ankle.

Heart failure is an ongoing issue for people as they age, especially if their lifestyles aren't very healthy with good food choices and exercise.

Aurora's new clinic officially opened about two weeks ago. The new space on the 4th floor of the galleria building includes 17 state-of-the-art patient exam rooms, spacious waiting area, a full service laboratory and 2 expert ultrasound suites to optimize patient care and experience. 

Dr. Thohan offered a unique show and tell about Ventricular Assist Devices or VAD's and how they've changed and become lighter and smaller over the years.

We've attached the entire interview to the story.

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