Center for Heart Failure
More than five million Americans are living with heart failure—the inability of the heart to provide adequate blood supply and oxygen to the rest of the body. Our goal is to help you return to normal activities, while improving your overall quality of life.
The Center for Heart Failure is one of six niche centers within Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute – a nationally recognized healthcare destination for those requiring highly specialized cardiovascular care.
What is heart failure?
More than five million Americans are living with heart failure—the inability of the heart to provide adequate blood supply and oxygen to the body. The goal of the highly skilled team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons at the Center for Heart Failure is to provide progressive strategies to diagnose, treat and stabilize your heart failure, while improving your overall quality of life.
The clinical team at the Center for Heart Failure works with referring physicians to give patients with heart failure the best outcomes possible—even those patients with unique cases.
Symptoms of heart failure can be difficult to identify but common symptoms include difficulty breathing, fatigue and—in more severe cases—congestion in the lungs and swelling of the legs and feet.
There is a greater risk of developing heart failure for individuals with a history of:
- Congenital heart defects
- Coronary artery disease
- Heart attack
- Heart rhythm disorders
- Heart valve disease
- High blood pressure
- Lung disease
Heart failure is a debilitating disease requiring comprehensive management, including carefully chosen medications, prudent surgical intervention and appropriate cardiac rehabilitation. If left unchecked, heart failure can lead to the failure of other vital organs.
Meet the Teams
- Biventricular Pacemaker
- Cardiac Behavioral Medicine
- Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
- Heart Healthy Nutrition
- Heart Transplantation
- Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
- Lifestyle Changes for Heart and Vascular Disease
- Medications for Heart and Vascular Disease
- Risk Reduction for Heart and Vascular Disease
- Surgical Repair or Replacement of The Aortic Valve
- Surgical Repair or Replacement of the Mitral Valve
- Ventricular Assist Devices