Heart Failure Clinic offers heart failure patient’s quick, easy and accessible healthcare. The goal of the heart failure clinic is to provide the best in heart failure care, education and prevention, and to help patients reach and maintain a level of optimal health.
We provide detailed education about the disease process and various treatment options which includes dietary modifications, medical therapy and device implantations.
In refractory heart failure, patient needs further evaluation for Ventricular Assist device/ Heart transplantation.
CardioMEMs: A sensor is placed non-surgically in the pulmonary artery to watch for increased pressure (an early warning sign of worsening heart failure), and send data to doctors.
Heart Transplant Program: Advocate ranks among the top transplant hospitals nationwide, giving hope to end-stage heart patients when other therapies have failed.
Ventricular assist device (VAD): A mechanical pump that supports the weakened heart to circulate blood through the body, used as long-term destination therapy or as a bridge until a transplant can occur for some patients.