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:

  • Education
  • Treatment and ongoing physician monitoring
  • Outpatient treatments
  • Remote telemonitoring
  • Ultrafiltration
  • 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
  • Medications
  • 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
  • Ultrafiltration
  • Heart Transplant
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
  • ECMO

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