Heart Failure (HF) is a chronic condition that is caused by structural impairment of the heart, specifically the left ventricle, resulting in the decreased ability to pump nutrient rich blood to the rest of the body, or to fill adequately with blood. This results in symptoms such as shortness of breath, fatigue, and often fluid retention manifested as swelling in the lower extremities.
Fortunately, there are medications that can control symptoms and manage the fluid status, while others can actually remodel the structure of the heart in a positive manner, improving both the quality and extending the quantity of life in patients with HF. Together, with healthy diet and lifestyle modifications, patients with HF can regain control of their condition and often continue living a full and meaningful life. All patients also receive follow-up in our General Cardiology Clinic, to receive treatment for any underlying causes of their HF.
Because the medication regimens can become quite complex, a specialized multidisciplinary team of HF experts has been assembled to help titrate guideline directed medical therapy (GDMT), and address any issues resulting in clinical or socioeconomic barriers to care. Our program is designed so that patients can receive follow-up on a frequent basis, utilizing additional resources such as telemedicine and remote monitoring with implantable cardiac devices.
FULL LIST OF SERVICES
- Guideline Directed Medication Management for both HF with reduced EF and HF with preserved EF patients
- Health Education Classes
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker Services
- Licensed Dietician One-on-One Visits
- Cardiovascular Implantable Devices (ICD, CRT, CardioMEMS)
- Pharmacist Home Visits for High Risk Patients