Congestive heart failure

Also known as: Heart failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles) are not able to pump blood effectively. When the heart muscle has been damaged by long-term high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart valve problems, diseases that affect the heart muscle, a heart attack, or other conditions, it is harder for the heart to pump effectively.

For patients with severe heart failure, standard medical treatments and lifestyle changes may not be enough to prevent severe symptoms or worsening of overall health. The Center for Advanced Heart Disease's experienced team of physicians and clinical professionals can offer eligible patients the latest therapies, including ventricular-assist devices (VAD).