Heart failure is a complex medical problem that requires a comprehensive, caring approach. It occurs when the heart cannot pump enough oxygen-rich blood to other organs throughout the body, which results in fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms that can diminish a person's quality of life.

OhioHealth Heart Failure Clinics provide the kind of comprehensive care that is key to improving quality of life and reducing hospital admissions and re-admissions for this special population. Because we have the largest network of heart failure clinics in central Ohio, heart failure patients can be assured of getting the best care at a location convenient to them.

Our clinics bring together professionals in cardiology, nursing, pharmacy, dietetics, health education, home health, social services and cardiac rehabilitation to help heart failure patients live their best lives.

Heart Failure Clinic locations offer a wide range of services, including:

  • Ongoing assessments of your needs
  • Help accessing a variety of resources, including social services
  • Support and education for weight management and exercise
  • Improved management of multiple medications

For patients of the Heart Failure Clinic located at the OhioHealth Advanced Heart & Vascular Center, the rate of hospital re-admission is half the national rate.

Caring for the Whole Patient

Gila Smith Our attentive staff spends an average of 90 minutes with all new patients. Follow-up appointments average 30 minutes, but can be longer depending on your specific needs.

Before, during and after each visit, OhioHealth's caring, enthusiastic personnel will assist you and help coordinate care.

All our services are coordinated closely with primary care physicians, providing an integrated, team approach that ensures the best care.

Read how OhioHealth helped Gila understand the genetic factors that contributed to her heart failure condition.

Uniquely Qualified

OhioHealth Heart Failure Clinic physicians and nurse practitioners are experienced in treating the unique needs of patients living with heart failure. We provide access to the latest treatments and groundbreaking clinical trials. Genetic testing is available for eligible candidates.

Our experienced group of physicians includes two of only 250 physicians in the nation who are board-certified in Heart Failure.

Heart Failure Hospice

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OhioHealth Physicians Who Treat Heart Failure

Peter B. Amsterdam, MD
David L. Bicknell, DO
Lee W. Jordan, MD
Yun You Li, MD PhD

Todd Matros, MD
David J. Nicholson, DO
David R. Richards, DO

Heart Failure Treatments

Medication
Lifestyle Modification
Cardiac resynchronization therapy
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator

EECP (Enhanced External Counterpulsation)
CABG
Valve surgery
Left Ventricular Assist Device


OhioHealth Care Locations for This Program