Heart Failure (Cardiomyopathy)
UW Health Heart and Vascular Care provides state-of-the-art diagnostic, medical and surgical options for all patients with heart failure (cardiomyopathy), primarily through our Heart Failure Management Program.
We focus on disease management and rely upon the multidisciplinary expertise of a wide range of health care professionals - including cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nutritionists, social workers, pharmacists, exercise physiologists and integrative medicine specialists.
One of the key factors that makes our program different from many community hospital heart failure clinics is the advanced training and expertise that our heart failure/transplant cardiologists bring to the treament of patients with advanced or refractory heart failure.
The heart failure cardiologist has sophisticated knowledge of state-of-the art drug treatments and interventions for patients with severe heart failure. Our experts are familiar with the indications for cardiac transplantation, as well as advanced devices like the left ventricular assist device (LVAD) or total artificial heart.
- Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT)
- Destination Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure
- Heart Transplant
- Mitral Valve Repair
- Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs)
- Cardiac Surgery
- Individualized Medication Therapy
- Surgical Ventricular Remodeling (SVR)