Heart failure prevention in Dallas, Texas
At Medical City Heart Hospital, we offer advanced care and minimally invasive procedures to treat and prevent heart failure. With a comprehensive program focused on the whole patient, board-certified cardiologists and cardiology team members are committed to significantly reducing heart failure symptoms and help patients return to their daily lives.
For more information about our heart failure services and treatment options, please call (972) 566-7111.
Specialized procedure for heart failure
Specialists in cardiac care perform CardioMEMS, an advanced, minimally invasive procedure to help treat heart failure. During the procedure, a small device is implanted into the pulmonary artery to directly measure the artery's pressure.
Our system then transmits the pressure readings from your home to our team, allowing personalized and proactive management to reduce the likelihood of hospitalization.
If you have Class-3 heart failure, get winded after mild activity and have been hospitalized in the past 12 months, you may be a candidate for this procedure. Talk to your doctor to determine your candidacy.
Heart assist devices
Our ventricular assist device (VAD) program is uniquely equipped to handle the medical, social, psychological and financial needs of heart patients. Since beginning the program in 1996, over 250 VADs have been implanted.
Through heart failure classification improvement and a higher projected survival rate and quality of life, the program is able to offer patients a new beginning.
Patients who participate in this program experience improved -organ function and restored cardiac output and blood flow.
Left ventricular assist device
A left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is a battery-operated, mechanical pump that is surgically implanted in the left ventricle. The left ventricle is the large, muscular chamber of the heart that pumps blood out to the body. If you have reached a stage of advanced heart failure, the left ventricular is too weak to provide adequate blood flow to the organs. An LVAD helps your heart overcome this, effectively pumping enough blood to maintain your body's needs.
This device is sometimes used as a bridge to transplant, which means it can help a patient survive until a donor heart becomes available for transplant. Often, patients needing a transplant must wait a long time before a suitable heart becomes available. During this time, the patients weakened heart may deteriorate further and become unable to pump enough blood to be effective.
LVADs are portable and are frequently used for months to years, giving you the freedom to enjoy an improved quality of life and increased productivity. LVADs may also allow you to return to work, travel and spend time with family and friends doing the things you love.