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Heart & Vascular Center

Heart Failure Consultation

Specialists at the Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Heart & Vascular Center see more than 700 new heart failure patients each year and provide ongoing management to more than 2,500 patients. Patients with advanced heart failure requiring urgent attention can be seen in the outpatient or inpatient setting.

Dedicated Team of Experts

As one of the nation’s leading centers for heart failure care, the Heart Failure Program includes cardiologists that are board-certified in advanced heart failure/transplant cardiology, cardiac surgeons, nurse specialists, dieticians and social workers dedicated to management of the patient with advanced heart failure.

We utilize aggressive medical therapy, implantable heart rhythm devices, surgical options including left ventricular assist devices and the total artificial heart, as well as investigational drugs and devices to provide patients with state-of-the-art care. 

Evidence shows that programs specifically focused on heart failure management have better patient outcomes than those that are more general. With our multidisciplinary approach, patients benefit from the collaboration between medical and surgical caregivers, as well as from the continuity of care of having the referring physician involved throughout treatment.

Advanced Treatment Options

Innovative, high-quality and cost-effective care is available 24/7. These resources provide heart failure patients and referring physicians with access to state-of-the-art treatments including:

We encourage all patients with congestive heart failure to take an active and even aggressive role in the management of their medical condition. There are many treatment options today that will prolong and enhance the lives of people with heart disease.

To make an appointment with a Washington University heart or vascular specialist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, call .

Ventricular Assist Devices

Ventricular Assist Devices help heart failure patients survive while either waiting for a donor heart … or helping a failing heart beat instead of receiving a transplant.

 

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