Patient Centered Care at Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Center

We know a diagnosis of heart failure affects the entire family and every member of your support network, so every aspect of our care is patient-centered and family-focused. At Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Center, the specialists come to you. Everything you need is available all under one roof – with around the clock access to care. Whether you need imaging, cath lab, cardiopulmonary care or therapy services - visits to our Advanced Heart Failure Clinic are more convenient and less stressful.

By coming to see an advanced heart failure specialist earlier in your diagnosis, our specialists can more carefully monitor progression as well as explain the disease process and help educate patients and family members as to what to expect. Our team informs, educates and empowers patients – so together we can determine solutions that support your goals and help you experience a better quality of life.

We offer complete disease management - from lifestyle management and medication to advanced stabilization therapies like extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), and surgical options like heart transplant and durable mechanical circulatory support such as ventricular assist devices (VAD). Because even if your advanced heart disease seems stable, it’s critical that expert care is readily available in case of any unexpected issues.

Improved Quality of Life

If you have been diagnosed with advanced cardiovascular disease, our team’s goal is to help you improve your quality of life. With a complete disease management program and an attitude of health, wellness and healing, we can help you and your loved ones have a better quality of day-to-day living. Our multidisciplinary team helps you and your family members understand your disease and how to live healthier through the following services:

  • Cardiac rehabilitation programs to slow the progression of heart failure
  • Clinical research study participation for innovations in care
  • Education to better understand disease management
  • Geriatric case management to reduce acute care episodes
  • Lifestyle modifications for improved health
  • Outpatient treatments
  • Remote telemonitoring to remotely monitor health
  • Treatment and ongoing physician monitoring
  • Ultrafiltration for the mechanical removal of fluid

Patient-Centered Programs Available

Our compassionate, multidisciplinary team of experts - including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, dietitians, physical therapists, social workers and palliative caregivers – are available around the clock, all working together to provide advanced medical care for you.

From lifestyle changes to medication to surgical options, we offer patient-centered programs tailored to meet your medical needs and fit into your lifestyle. For many, coping with diseases that can lead to heart failure is a life-long journey. Therapies we offer include:

  • Cardiac resynchronization therapy/ biventricular pacemaker
  • Durable mechanical circulatory support
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Heart transplant
  • Implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Medication management
  • Ventricular assist devices (VAD)

We can help with your individual care needs such as:

  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Ischemia or inadequate blood supply
  • Inability to continue medical management therapy
  • Infections
  • Rise in diuretic needs
  • Valvular or diastolic dysfunction
  • Worsening or multiple significant health issues such as thyroid dysfunction, pulmonary disease, renal dysfunction or diabetes

For More Information about Samsky Advanced Heart Failure Center

For more information about our advanced heart failure services, or to book an appointment with one of our heart failure specialists at Piedmont Heart Institute, please call 404-605-2800 or use our convenient online search through our Find a Doctor tool.