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When to come to the Heart Failure Bridge Clinic

The Heart Failure Bridge Clinic is available to patients who have a primary diagnosis of heart failure. Post-discharge visits are given to those patients who live within 50 miles of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, although anyone can come to the clinic, regardless of distance. Our physicians will work with patients who live outside the 50 miles radius to find appropriate care closer to their home.

If a patient is experiencing acute shortness of breath or has lost consciousness, he or she should go directly to the emergency department. For other, less severe heart failure symptoms, patients can contact the clinic directly to either schedule an appointment or determine their best immediate course of action.