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Heart Failure

The Heart and Vascular Center at Greenwich Hospital provides evaluation, management and treatment for patients with heart failure.

Heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure, is a common condition that occurs when the heart muscle is not able to pump enough blood and oxygen to adequately support other organs in the body. When the heart muscle is not working efficiently it can cause varied symptoms including cough, shortness of breath, palpitations, leg or belly swelling, weakness and fatigue. It is the most common reason for hospital admission in the United States.

Our comprehensive and advanced heart failure care includes acute care for hospitalized patients and an outpatient disease management program for patients once discharged from the hospital, with the goal of preventing future hospital admissions. This specialized outpatient disease management team is under the leadership of a cardiologist trained in advanced heart failure care and includes advanced care nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers. The staff collaborates with the patient’s primary cardiologist and primary care physician when creating a heart failure care plan.

Conditions We Treat

  • The full continuum of heart failure
  • Acute decompensated heart failure and cardiogenic shock
  • Advanced or end-stage heart failure
  • Complex coronary artery disease and heart valve disease
  • Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction
  • Cardiomyopathies (familial, dilated, hypertrophic, sarcoid, amyloid, arrhythmogenic, ischemic)

Medical Treatment Options

  • Ablation and advanced arrhythmia management
  • Cardiac rehabilitation emphasizing education, nutrition and exercise training
  • CardioMEMS™ device implantation and monitoring
  • Defibrillator and pacemaker implantation
  • Evaluation and tailored medical therapy for advanced heart failure
  • Guideline-directed medical therapy for the full continuum of heart failure
  • Heart failure disease management and outpatient diuretic therapy
  • High-risk coronary artery revascularization
  • Structural heart team care for complex valvular and congenital heart conditions

Heart Failure Treatment

As part of Yale New Haven Health, Greenwich Hospital is dedicated to providing the most comprehensive guideline-based management to patients with heart failure. For patients who may need care for advanced heart failure, appropriate services are provided at Yale New Haven Hospital. 

Learn more about the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program

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Living with Heart Failure

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Care for Advanced Heart Failure

Hear about treatment options and our team that cares for patients with this condition.

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