When you or a family member faces a heart condition, there are numerous questions you want answered. What caused this? What type of treatment is available? How successful will those treatments be? What will my quality of life be like afterwards? All of these questions and more are answered by the committed staff at Jewish Hospital.
Most patients who are referred to Jewish Hospital’s Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Center usually have a condition generally referred to as cardiomyopathy, which is heart failure from any number of numerous causes including:
- Viral infection
- Family history of heart disease
- Postpartum heart failure
- Coronary artery disease
- Birth and/or valve defects
- Failure of a prior bypass or transplant.
Once diagnosed, the Cardiac Transplant Center team at Jewish Hospital can help you work through any questions and concerns and point you to a treatment and health management program that is right for you. Specific programs like the Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) and the Cardiac Transplant (CT) groups provide physicians and patients options, depending on their current needs.