Heart Failure Program
The Baptist Heart & Vascular Institute at Central Baptist Hospital provides rapid diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment ranging from traditional medical therapy to evaluation and referral for heart transplantation or heart assist devices.
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to pump the necessary amount of blood throughout the body. Early diagnosis and treatment of heart failure is very important. Treatment begins by targeting the underlying cause as well as treating the symptoms.
Learn more about symptoms and diagnosis of heart failure.
Heart failure treatments vary according to the underlying severity and may include:
- Medications such beta blockers, angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), aidosterone blockers, digoxin, vasoldilators or diuretics
- Device implants such as a pacemaker and implanted defibrillators
- Cardiac surgery such as valve replacement/repair or coronary artery bypass graft surgery
- Implantation of ventricular assist device (VAD)
- Heart transplantation
Understand your risk of heart failure.