The American Heart Association and American Stroke Association recognize our hospital for achieving at least two years of 85% or higher adherence to all Get With the Guidelines program quality indicators to improve quality of patient care and outcomes.
The Heart Failure, Transplant and Artificial Heart Programs provide comprehensive care to patients in all stages of heart failure, from prevention to advanced disease. It is our mission to ease suffering, promote health, and improve the quality of life of heart failure patients.
Advanced Heart Failure Therapies
We offer the latest and most advanced treatment options consistent with national heart failure guidelines. These include:
- Medical Therapy
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and ICDs
- Heart Transplantation
- Mechanical Circulatory Support (Artificial Heart and Ventricular Assist Devices)
- High-risk CABG (bypass surgery) and other surgical options
Longstanding Participation in Research
Our programs have received national and international recognition for their contributions to the challenging field of advanced heart failure. Our longstanding participation in research and clinical trials has significantly improved outcomes and the quality of life of heart failure patients.
A Multidisciplinary Approach
Heart failure care is complex and requires a variety of experts who work closely together. Our programs are staffed by medical professionals from various subspecialties including heart failure and transplant cardiologists, cardiovascular critical care physicians, and cardiothoracic surgeons. Additional team members include pathologists, biomechanical engineers, financial counselors, and social workers, to name a few.
Coordination of Heart Failure Therapies
In heart failure care, multiple clinicians work together to care for one patient. We make extra effort to carefully coordinate clinic visits, diagnostic tests, and treatments so our patients can make fewer trips and have less wait times. Our entire team of providers meets often to discuss all patients seen during the week. These meetings ensure that the care you receive is consistent and complimentary.
Our programs see in excess of 5,000 outpatients with heart failure every year. We have almost 30 years of experience in cardiac transplantation and 20 years of experience in mechanical circulatory support. These volumes have allowed us to track data and outcomes and continuously improve and advance the medical care we provide.