Posted on 2/16/2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 5.1 million Americans have heart failure – and one in nine deaths includes heart failure as a contributing cause. While it cannot be cured, heart failure can be managed through diet, lifestyle changes – and a strong partnership between the patient and his or her doctor. Dr. Peter Vaitkevicius is an Oakwood-affiliated cardiovascular disease specialist with offices in Dearborn. He’s going to fill us in on what we need to know about heart failure.