More than five million Americans are currently living with heart failure. Advanced congestive heart failure treatments are helping patients with congestive heart failure to live longer and more productive lives.
Heart failure is the heart’s inability to pump enough oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to meet the body’s needs. Congestive heart failure is a type of heart failure associated with congestion in the body’s tissues.
Patients with congestive heart failure should receive care from a team of heart failure specialists who offer a complete range of treatment options. In addition, specialists provide self care recommendations that address underlying conditions when appropriate, help the heart work more effectively, and ease heart failure symptoms.
A healthy lifestyle can help improve quality-of-life for patients with congestive heart failure. Several key areas include:
A broad range of medical therapies is used to improve heart function and reduce symptoms in patients with congestive heart failure, including:
Interventions and Surgery
The Center for Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy, an integral part of the Heart & Vascular Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), brings together heart failure experts, including cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiovascular imaging specialists, congenital heart disease specialists, and many others, to care for patients as one team. Together, the team tailors a congestive heart failure treatment plan to each patient’s needs, offering the latest medical, interventional, and surgical approaches.
Patient- and Family-centered Care
BWH has long been committed to not only the care of our patients but also the many other needs that they and their families have. This philosophy of patient- and family-focused care involves systems and services that emphasize healing in a comfortable, relaxed environment.
Quality of Patient Care
Brigham and Women’s Hospital is committed to providing all of our patients with the safest, highest-quality, most-satisfying care possible and follow established protocols that have been shown to improve patient outcomes. Our inpatient satisfaction survey, sent to patients’ to assess their total care experience, helps us to monitor what we are doing well and areas for improvement. We pride ourselves in the quality of patient care we provide and how we are measured compared with other hospitals.
If you believe you should have an evaluation and would like to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, call 1-800-294-9999 to speak to one of our knowledgeable coordinators who can help to connect you to the doctor that best meets your needs, or fill out an online appointment request form.
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