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Ask an Expert: Recovering from heart failure

Q: My 52-year-old son has congestive heart failure caused by a virus that attacked his heart. He has only about 30 to 35 percent functionality of the heart muscle, and he is very concerned about the time he has with his two young children. Do many people with CHF actually get better? Is recovery possible, or should we be looking into heart transplantation? We are seeking any advice and guidance you can offer.

Ask an Expert: Artificial devices used in heart care

Q: What can you tell me about mechanical heart assist devices? Are these devices a practical option for treating heart failure?

Forms Instructions

Living with Congestive Heart Failure

This book contains helpful information and tips for those who are at risk of developing or who already have heart failure. We hope this book aids your comfort and healing by teaching you how to manage this condition. Your physician and cardiac team are available to assist if you need help or have questions about the appropriateness of this book for you.

In Practice: Profiles of Providence physicians

Patients know them as doctors. Physicians know them as colleagues.Through our ongoing series, we see these Providence providers in another light.

Heart Failure Zone Tool

This tool is designed to help patients who have heart failure track their health daily using a convenient color-coded chart.

Center for Advanced Heart Disease LVAD Fax Referral Form

For non-ugent LVAD referrals, please use our convenient fax sheet. For urgent LVAD referrals, please call 503-216-1182.

Clinical publications

Learn clinical best practices and the latest advances in techniques, treatments, technology and research. Newsletter articles are reviewed by physician editorial boards and are written by Providence specialists in brain, spine, cancer, orthopedics, and heart and vascular medicine.

Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy from Joint Commission

Joint Commission has recognized Providence Center for Advanced Heart Disease with the Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD).

Frequently Asked Questions about VAD

Answers for patients to frequently asked questions about ventricular assist devices (VAD).

Frequently Asked Questions about the HeartMate II VAD

Answers to frequently asked questions from referring physicians about the HeartMate II ventricular assist device therapy.

Proprietary Health Article

Who Should Get a VAD?

A presentation by Stuart D. Russell, M.D., chief of heart failure and transplantation, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Management of Advanced Heart Failure: Medical & Surgical Therapies

Grand Rounds presentation by Jacob Abraham, M.D. and Gary Ott, M.D. of Providence Center for Advanced Heart Disease.

Tips for heart-healthy eating

Following are common questions about the relationship of nutrition to heart health, answered by Valerie Edwards, MS, RD, LD, outpatient nutrition therapist, Providence Nutrition Services.

Recommended Resource

Heart Failure Society of America

The Heart Failure Society of America represents the first organized effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care.

MyLVAD.com

MyLVAD.com connects LVAD recipients, their loved ones and the medical professionals who care for them.

Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts, a national nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Heart Association, has been offering the gift of hope to heart disease patients, their families and caregivers for more than 50 years. 

American Heart Association Website

The American Heart Association website is a patient and care provider resource with information about heart disease, heart attack and stroke.