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Heart Failure Treatment

The Heart and Vascular Center's Comprehensive Heart Failure Program provides extensive guideline-based management and therapies to patients with heart failure. Our physicians are experts in the field, with skill and knowledge in the most current and promising array of treatment options for people living with advanced heart failure.

Heart transplantation has been performed at Yale New Haven Hospital for more than 35 years. Our experience in achieving excellent survival outcomes after transplantation offers hope to patients. The success of our heart transplant program has been maintained by a multidisciplinary team of experts who have earned acclaim for their dedicated care of transplant patients.

Learn more about the Heart Transplantation Program

Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a mechanical pump used to support heart function and blood flow in people who have weakened hearts. An LVAD can be used to prolong a patient's life while awaiting a heart transplant and may also be used to extend life for a patient with end-stage heart failure who is not a transplant candidate. Yale New Haven Hospital is a leader in this form of mechanical support, and provides expert long-term care of these patients.

Learn more about ventricular assist device implantation

The Cardiomyopathy Program provides comprehensive diagnostics, consultation and advanced treatment for individuals with hypertrophic, arrhythmogenic (resulting from an irregular heart rhythm), or dilated cardiomyopathy and any other form of inherited disease of the heart muscle. Our patients and their families are cared for by Yale New Haven Hospital cardiologists and geneticists specially trained in inherited heart disease.

Medical and surgical treatment options:

  • Advanced care planning
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • CardioMEMS™ device implantation and monitoring
  • Disease management and outpatient diuretic therapy
  • Heart transplant
  • High-risk coronary revascularization and valve interventions
  • Left ventricular assist device surgery
  • Medical therapy for advanced heart failure
  • Outpatient inotrope infusions
  • Palliative care
  • Placement of implantable cardiac devices
  • Support and education classes

Cardiac Rehabilitation for Patients Living with Heart Failure

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Care for Advanced Heart Failure

Hear about treatment options and our team that cares for patients with this condition.

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Living with Heart Failure

Learn tips – including for diet and exercise – on living with heart failure.

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