Welcome to the South Denver Cardiology Transitional Heart Failure Clinic (THFC)
Our Vision is to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for our patients across the spectrum of heart failure. We strive toward helping our patients to experience progressive healing through the best therapies available. We focus on success without failure. Failure is not an option!
To contact the THFC call: 303-744-2432
The THFC is located in the South Denver Heart Center at 1000 SouthPark Dr., Littleton, CO 80120
Our Patient Portal is one of our main avenues when it comes to communicating with you. You can ask our nursing staff questions, request appointments, record and track your own personal health history, pay your bill and renew your prescriptions online. Click Here to visit the Patient Portal
Meet the staff of the THFC,
Nurses & Medical Assistants:
Vicki Petts, RN
Debbie Foote, RN
Chelsea Slagowski, MA
Who is a candidate and what to expect when you come to the clinic:
The Transitional Heart Failure Clinic (THFC) is designed to treat and support patients transitioning through phases of heart failure. Our goal is to provide excellent care and quality of life in patients with heart failure. Outside referrals into the clinic require an evaluation by a South Denver Cardiology Associates (SDCA) cardiologist. If the SDCA physician saw you during a hospital stay, then you may be referred directly into the clinic.
The THFC offers a comprehensive program staffed by highly qualified physicians, advanced practice nurses, cardiac R.N.’s, and medical assistants. The first visit is a 1-1/2 hour comprehensive overview that includes a detailed history, physical exam, medication review, and goal setting. Diagnostic and laboratory testing may be ordered. Education is a large focus of the clinic, and the modular education units are available on a link below on this website. Specific areas of educational support include fluid management, diet, exercise, medication management, and psychosocial needs.The clinic can provide same day or next day access and if needed IV diuretics. Once the patient has recovered and has completed the modular education, the patient is transitioned out of the THFC back to their primary cardiologist or physician.
If you think you would be a candidate for the THFC, please contact your primary care provider or cardiologist to be referred to our clinic.
Living With Heart Failure: A Guide for Patients: (Provided by the Heart Failure Society of America)
The THFC has patient resources provided by the Heart failure Society of America. We thank them for the use of this material.
The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) has prepared a series of educational modules designed to help patients learn to live successfully with heart failure. The advice in the modules can help heart failure patients feel better, stay out of the hospital and live longer. The modules are self-contained and written in easy to understand language. Each module provides practical information on a specific topic that is useful to both patients and their families. Each module also includes questions should ask their doctors or nurses. Patients should actively work with their health care providers to achieve the best outcomes.
Module 4 – Self-Care: Following you Treatment Plan
and Dealing with Your Symptoms