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Medical Management of Heart Failure
We make sure patients with heart failure take the right medications to prevent the disease from progressing, keep you out of the hospital and reduce the risk of death. Our nurses, dietitians and cardiac rehabilitation team counsel you on diet, exercise and lifestyle changes to help you participate as much as possible in activities of daily living and to reduce your symptoms.

Monitoring from a distance
Our Heart Failure team can monitor you remotely using devices such as the CardioMEMS Heart Failure system. This implanted device monitors you and alerts the medical team prior to you feeling symptoms. Our care team can adjust medications, preventing the need for hospitalization.

Electrical Device Management of Heart Failure
Some patients with advanced heart failure may benefit from the use of electrical devices. One type of therapy is cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) with biventricular pacemakers. These devices can improve heart function and quality of life. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) may be used to prevent life-threatening heartbeats to reduce the risk of death.

Interventional Management of Heart Disease in patients with Heart Failure
Our interventionalists work closely with heart failure cardiologists and surgeons to provide non-surgical treatments for:

  • Moderate and high-risk patients with aortic valve disease – Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
  • High-risk mitral valve disease – MitraClip and Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (TMVR) in collaboration with other tertiary centers in the region
  • Complex and high-risk coronary artery disease interventions
Surgical Management of Heart Failure:
  • High-risk coronary artery bypass surgery
  • High-risk valve surgery
  • Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) in collaboration with Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis and Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago
  • Heart transplant in collaboration with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital

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Treated Conditions

Advanced coronary artery disease with low ejection fraction
Advanced heart failure related to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Advanced valve disease with low ejection fraction
Amyloidosis related heart failure
Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
Heart failure related to cancer therapies. Cardiac sarcoidosis Cardiogenic shock
Inherited disorders that cause heart failure

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