Heart Failure & Transplantation
For patients who have advanced cardiovascular disease that can lead to heart failure, Piedmont Heart's Advanced Heart Failure Center offers a complete disease management program where patients receive the following services:
- Treatment and ongoing physician monitoring
- Outpatient treatments
- Remote telemonitoring
- Clinical research study participation
- Cardiac rehabilitation programs
- Geriatric case management
For many patients, a more permanent long-term solution may also involve advanced surgical care, including ventricular assist devices (VAD) and heart transplantation.
From lifestyle changes to medication or surgical options, we offer patient-centered programs tailored to meet your medical needs and fit into your lifestyle. For many patients, coping with diseases that can lead to heart failure is a life-long journey. Our teams work together to address every aspect of care for every patient we treat.
- Lifestyle changes
- Biventricular pacing/cardiac resynchronization therapy- a new type of pacemaker that paces both ventricles simultaneously to coordinate contractions and improve pumping ability. Heart failure patients are candidates for this therapy
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator- a device similar to a pacemaker that senses when the heart is beating too fast and delivers an electrical shock to convert the fast rhythm to a normal rhythm
- Heart Transplant
- Mechanical Circulatory Support
- Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)