Heart Failure Clinic of San Antonio

Sonja D. Brune, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CHFN, AACC, has established the Heart Failure Clinic of San Antonio with Baptist Medical Network to provide our community care for patients at any stage of heart failure. From medications for heart failure symptoms to educating patients and their loved ones,we incorporate the patient's values and preferences to reach joint decisions regarding treatment, as well as collaborate with the patient's other healthcare providers to ensure clear communication and coordination of care.

Meet the Team

Sonja D. Brune, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CHFN, AACC, FHFSA

Sonja D. Brune, MSN, APRN, CCNS, CHFN, AACC, FHFSA is here to help manage all stages of heart failure by providing care to those in San Antonio and the surrounding communities.After graduating the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1999 with a Master of Science in Acute and Critical-Care Nursing, she began working as an advanced practice provider caring for heart failure patients across the continuum of their disease utilizing evidence-based medicine.

Throughout her career, she has remained active in national associations in her field and has participated in steering committees, work groups,and expert panels. She is a co-author in three peer-reviewed journal articles and has served a sub-investigator in five cardiac research studies. Sonja is board certified as an Acute-Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist and Heart Failure Nurse.

What is an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse?

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump blood at a rate needed to keep up with the demands of the body. This may result in symptoms of breathlessness, fatigue and swelling, among others. There is nocure for heart failure, but many of those with this chronic condition can manage it with medication and lifestyle changes. For those who cannot manage heart failure, even with medication and changes, they may need a heart transplant.

If you are experiencing signs or symptoms of a heart attack, call 9-1-1 or go to the closest emergency room.

What to Expect at Your Visit

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time to complete any necessary paperwork and have vital signs and a heart tracing performed.If you are able, we will also have you perform a simple hallway walk test during the initial visit. The initial visit may last an hour or more as we discuss your heart condition in detail as well as any concerns or goals you may have. We will also review each medication you take and consider theneed to adjust dosages of any that are necessary to improve symptoms and survive. Subsequent visits may be less time if you are doing well.

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