Heart Failure

Approximately 5 million people are living with heart failure in the United States and its incidence is on the rise.

While there is no known cure for heart failure, recent medical advances, including evidence-based treatment options and sophisticated implantable devices, provide patients with improved quality of life and greater life expectancy.

Heart transplantation is now among the treatment options we offer. Our team performed the first adult heart transplant in Broward County, providing complete total heart care for our cardiac patients.

The Advanced Heart Failure Disease Management Program at Memorial Cardiac and Vascular Institute offers an integrated approach to the treatment of patients with cardiomyopathy and heart failure.

Our highly skilled, multidisciplinary team works collaboratively to develop a comprehensive, individualized treatment plan to help you understand and manage your condition and improve your prognosis.

Our comprehensive disease management program offers:

  • Collaborative treatment of patients with adult congenital heart conditions who also have heart failure, by working closely with the congenital cardiologists
  • Disease management, including a detailed treatment plan to manage your disease and control symptoms
  • Evaluation and treatment of cardiomyopathy and other rare cardiac conditions
  • Evaluation and treatment of pulmonary hypertension
  • Evaluation for advanced heart failure therapies, such as ventricular assist devices (VADs) and heart transplantation
  • Extensive heart failure education

We offer a variety of treatment options including:

  • Medication therapy (often used in conjunction with other therapies)
  • Surgical procedures, including:
    • Coronary artery bypass graft
    • Cardiac resynchronization therapy
    • Pacemaker
    • Valve replacement or repair
    • Extracorporeal life support/extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ELS/ECMO)
    • Mechanical circulatory support through ventricular assist devices (VADs)
    • Heart transplantation