Facts About Heart Disease

Heart failure can be caused by several types of heart disease. Get the facts about heart failure.

Medical Treatment for Heart Failure

There are several types of medication that can help relieve symptoms of heart failure.

Devices and Surgery for Heart Failure

Many newer devices and surgical treatments are available for heart failure.

Experienced Care for Heart Failure

Our board-certified physicians and surgeons in the Heart & Vascular Center are leaders in the evolution of advanced care for heart failure. Our team behind the discovery of defibrillation and cardiac resynchronization were the first to use ACE inhibitors to stop the progression of heart failure and performed the first successful artificial heart transplant and the first ventricular assist device implantation in New England. We continue to develop new strategies for improving heart function through innovative research and clinical trials.

We provide comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care to adults with complex heart failure caused by cardiomyopathy and other life-threatening heart diseases. Our multidisciplinary team of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurse practitioners, and social workers work together to achieve the best plan of care for our patients.

Our Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program offers patients access to many clinical trials as well as innovative therapies and programs, including:

  • Implantable hemodynamic monitors that allow patients to transmit cardiac information from home to physicians for adjustment of therapies
  • New left ventricular assist devices which are smaller, quieter, and more comfortable for continuous support of circulation
  • New hybrid therapies that combine percutaneous interventions (injected or absorbed through the skin) and open surgical procedures (conventional or minimally invasive) for safe, effective, and durable therapy with minimal surgical trauma
  • Our ACT (advanced cardiac therapy) Unit, which provides complex monitoring and intervention in a comfortable, inpatient setting
  • Our Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Program, the first of its kind in New England, offering evaluation and blood testing for genetic cardiac disorders
  • Our Diastolic Heart Failure Program, which evaluates heart failure patients who have normal heart contraction
  • Coordinated care from the No. 9 best hospital for cardiology & heart surgery in the country, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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