Heart Failure Unit

Heart Failure Unit

If you have heart failure, it means that your heart can’t pump enough blood to the rest of your body. It’s a condition with varying causes, and because it can develop quickly, be difficult to manage and be emotionally devastating, compassionate and expert treatment grounded in the latest research is critical.Heart failure can leave you feeling short of breath, fatigued and cause swelling in your legs and ankles. Heart failure can be caused by many conditions, including coronary artery disease, high blood pressure or diabetes.

Our Alhyatt Heart and Vascular Center specialists use the latest equipment and technologies to identify the cause of your heart failure, or cardiomyopathy, with a series of tests. The team then works with you to stabilize your condition and identify a personalized treatment plan.

We are here to help you manage your heart failure, to restore you to health and have you living life to the fullest.

The Heart Failure Program provides:

  • Comprehensive education and care coordination individualized to the patient’s needs.
  • Promotion of self-care.
  • Close follow-up after hospital discharge or after periods of instability.
  • Assist with optimization of medical therapy and monitoring response and condition as well as answering concerns and needs.
  • Assistance with prescribing and monitoring the best medicines and therapies for heart failure treatment.
  • Collaboration with electro physiologists to assist with optimization of heart function, which may include ablation, pacemaker or defibrillator to manage irregular heartbeats.
  • Collaboration with electro physiologist to utilize pacemaker and ICD (internal defibrillator) technology to provide cardiac resynchronization which may be used in some patients to treat symptoms of heart failure.

 

List of operations:

  • Single chamber pacemaker implantation (VVI-VVIR)
  • Dual chamber pacemaker implantation (DDD-DDDR)
  • CRT-P pacemaker implantation.
  • CRT-D pacemaker implantation.
  • ICD implantation.
  • Pacemaker battery replacement
  • Right cath study.
  • Pericardiosentesis.
  • Temporary pacemaker.