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Affinity will be opening its first heart failure clinic in Northeast Louisiana

Cardiologists Dr. Ross Smith and Dr. Miles Hilbun joined with Tyler Smith discussing heart failure. Source: (KNOE)
Cardiologists Dr. Ross Smith and Dr. Miles Hilbun joined with Tyler Smith discussing heart failure. Source: (KNOE)(KNOE)
Published: Feb. 21, 2020 at 8:25 AM CST
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February is American Heart Month. In Monroe, the Affinity Health Group is opening up a new clinic focused on heart health.

Dr. Miles Hilbun says the Affinity Heart Clinic will be the first dedicated specialized heart failure clinic in the region. Dr. Hiibun says, according to national studies, not all patients with heart disease have access to the necessary tools to prevent worsening heart symptoms.

“We noticed at our practice, patients with heart failure are very sick and short of breath. They require frequent submission to the hospital. Looking at national studies, we saw that half of heart failure patients are not on all the optimal medications at all the optimal doses,” Hilbun said.

The new clinic will have 4 cardiologists specialized in treating the entire spectrum of cardiovascular disease, along with a variety of services to treat patients.

The clinic will be open to the public Tuesday, March 3.

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