Heart Failure Clinic offers heart failure patients quick, easy and accessible healthcare. The goal of the heart failure clinic is to provide the best in heart failure care, education and prevention, and to help patients reach and maintain a level of optimal health.
- Shortness of breath during physical activity or rest
- Swelling in the ankles, feet, legs or abdomen
- A weight gain of 1.5kg overnight or 2.5kg in one week
- Weakness or feeling tired
- Inability to perform simple daily tasks such as walking short distances or climbing a staircase
We provide detailed education about the disease process and various treatment options which includes dietary modifications, medical therapy and device implantations.
In refractory heart failure, a patient needs further evaluation for Ventricular Assist device/ Heart transplantation.
CardioMEMs: A sensor is placed non-surgically in the pulmonary artery to watch for increased pressure (an early warning sign of worsening heart failure), and send data to doctors.
Heart Transplant Program: Advocate ranks among the top transplant hospitals nationwide, giving hope to end-stage heart patients when other therapies have failed.
Ventricular assist device (VAD): A mechanical pump that supports the weakened heart to circulate blood through the body, used as long-term destination therapy or as a bridge until a transplant can occur for some patients.