Heart Failure Services

Our cardiologists are experts in treating congestive heart failure, allowing you to experience greater independence and symptom relief. Our goal is to help you feel better while living with heart failure.

Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) requires long-term care and monitoring. Through our Heart Failure Program and our Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Clinic, both available at the Medical Center, we offer you the most promising treatment options available for congestive heart failure.

Our patients work as active partners with their physicians to manage their CHF. Using a team approach, we make sure that patients receive appropriate testing and treatment, as well as education about their illness and instructions when they leave the hospital.

CHF Services in Central New England

Our services include:

  • Heart failure assessment and diagnosis
  • Heart failure treatment using national guidelines
  • Ongoing active heart failure disease management and evaluation of the effectiveness of medications, lifestyle modifications and other conditions affecting your heart
  • Assessment for cardiac revascularization or other forms of cardiac surgery
  • Referrals for electrophysiology services such as pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and resynchronization therapy; and our pulmonary hypertension program if necessary
  • Evaluation for advanced therapies such as left ventricular assist devices and cardiac transplantation
  • Partnership with Tufts Medical Center, which offers an Integrated Cardiac Transplantation Program: You will be assessed at UMass Memorial, go to Boston for the transplant, and then come back to UMass Memorial for follow-up heart failure care.