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Rapid Diuresis Clinic

What is diuresis?

Diuresis is a treatment option for those patients with heart failure or volume overload. Patients living with heart failure or cardiomyopathy are at risk for fluid overload, retaining too much fluid in their bodies.

Signs and symptoms of heart failure/volume overload include:

  • shortness of breath with activity or at rest
  • more difficulty breathing while lying down (sleeping in a chair)
  • weight gain of more than 5 pounds in a week
  • decreased appetite
  • abdominal bloating
  • coughing
  • lower extremity edema

Sometimes a change in oral medication is all you need. When oral medications are not enough your cardiology team may suggest Lee Health’s Heart and Vascular Institute’s Diuresis Clinic.

This specialy trained cardiac team will evaluate your symptoms and design a treatment plan that is specific to your needs at that time. This is an outpatient approach to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life. This means you’ll have a much better control of your symptoms while reducing emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Located in each of our four acute care hospitals – Cape Coral Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, HealthPark Medical Center and Lee Memorial Hospital – the Rapid Diuresis Clinic is an outpatient service offered to patients diagnosed with heart failure or cardiomyopathy that experience symptoms.

The clinic is open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 7 days a week.

Rapid Diuresis Clinic Locations