Advanced Heart Failure Clinic
Heart failure means your heart can't pump enough blood to meet your body's needs. Over time, conditions such as coronary artery disease or high blood pressure gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently.
If you have heart failure, your outlook depends on the cause and the severity, your overall health and other factors such as age. Many people's symptoms and heart function will improve with proper treatment. However, heart failure can be life threatening. It can lead to sudden death. People with severe heart failure have debilitating symptoms, and some may require heart transplantation or support with an artificial heart device.
As a leader in heart and vascular care in Central Texas, the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute is dedicated to providing patients superior care for a range of conditions. As part of this commitment, we have enhanced our treatments for patients suffering from advanced heart failure.
The Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute has a team of physicians dedicated to the treatment of heart failure. The team also provides the medical support for Scott & White's heart transplant program. The cardiologists in this service see advanced heart failure patients, and those who are not candidates for medical or device therapy are referred to cardiac surgeons at the Scott & White Heart & Vascular Institute for further evaluation.
Physicians in the advanced heart failure clinic can medically treat patients who have had heart transplants and provide follow-up care after surgery.