Despite its name, heart failure does not mean the heart stops beating. Heart failure occurs when the heart is not working properly and cannot pump enough blood to the lungs and other parts of the body. Over time, this can cause weakness, fatigue, difficulty breathing, loss of appetite, a persistent cough, and swelling in the legs and feet.

Common causes of heart failure include high blood pressure, adult congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, and valvular heart disease. Cardiomyopathy, which is any disorder that affects the heart muscle, can also contribute to heart failure.

Why Choose Us

At the Advanced Heart Failure/Cardiomyopathy Program, we have years of experience diagnosing and treating heart failure. As a patient, you can count on: 

  • A team of board-certified physicians and surgeons who are leaders in the evolution of advanced care for heart failure and who continue to develop new strategies for improving heart function through innovative research and clinical trials
  • Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for adults with complex heart failure caused by cardiomyopathy and other life-threatening heart diseases
  • A wide range of innovative new treatments and devices for heart failure, including new hybrid therapies, implantable hemodynamic monitors
  • An expert team of cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, radiologists, nurse practitioners, and social workers working together to achieve the best plan of care
  • Access to our ACT (advanced cardiac therapy) Unit, which offers patients complex monitoring and intervention in a comfortable, inpatient setting
  • Access to our Clinical Cardiovascular Genetics Program, the first of its kind in New England, offering evaluation and blood testing for genetic cardiac disorders
  • Access to 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

Request an Appointment or Get a Second Opinion

To request an appointment, please call 857-307-6048 Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm ET or complete the form to receive a callback.


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