Q: What can you tell me about mechanical heart assist devices? Are these devices a practical option for treating 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.
Joint Commission has recognized Providence Center for Advanced Heart Disease with the Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Devices (VAD).
Answers to frequently asked questions from referring physicians about the HeartMate II ventricular assist device therapy.
Answers for patients to frequently asked questions about ventricular assist devices (VAD).
This tool is designed to help patients who have heart failure track their health daily using a convenient color-coded chart.
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.
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.
A presentation by Stuart D. Russell, M.D., chief of heart failure and transplantation, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The American Heart Association website is a patient and care provider resource with information about heart disease, heart attack and stroke.
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.
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.
MyLVAD.com connects LVAD recipients, their loved ones and the medical professionals who care for them.