The Congestive Heart Failure Program

The Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) program plays a vital role in improving the quality of life for CHF patients and their families. The program is designed to teach those suffering from the disease about congestive heart failure and how it can be managed, as well as improve symptoms to the best level possible and improving the patient’s overall quality of life.

To do this, specially trained CHF program staff work closely with personal physicians to determine the best course of action and treatment for the individual. The CHF program is available to all cardiac patients with heart failure, regardless of eligibility as cardiac transplant candidates. Some of the services offered include:

  • State-of-the-art medical therapies and access to the newest investigational drug trials in heart failure
  • Clinical trials in new heart failure devices
  • Advanced surgical therapies for end-stage heart failure, such as ventricular assist devices (VAD’s), partial left ventriculectomies, cardiac support devices and heart transplants
  • Potential future therapies such as a totally implantable artificial hearts
  • Wellness, prevention and exercise programs in supervised settings
  • Patient education, nutrition and weight management programs.
 

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Last Updated: 9/6/2013