Heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough oxygen-rich blood to other organs throughout the body, resulting in fatigue, shortness of breath and other symptoms that can diminish a person’s quality of life. This complex medical problem requires a comprehensive, collaborative and compassionate approach to care.
Because heart failure accounts for more than 1 million hospitalizations in the U.S. each year, our priority at the OhioHealth Heart Failure program is to keep patients out of the hospital.
Our clinics offer a wide range of services. Depending on the severity of your condition and the clinic where you receive care, your treatment plan may include:
*Services available at the OhioHealth Advanced Heart & Vascular Center at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
OhioHealth is a destination for patients who are awaiting a heart transplant or who are poor candidates for a heart transplant. Our physicians at the OhioHealth Advanced Heart and Vascular Center at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital have expertise in evaluating, implanting and treating patients with left ventricular assist devices (LVAD). An LVAD is a surgically implanted, battery-operated, mechanical pump that helps the left ventricle pump blood to the rest of the body. These devices help improve quality of life and survival for patients with advanced heart failure.
We also evaluate patients for transplant eligibility and provide care during their wait for a heart and provide continued care after they’ve received their new heart.
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The OhioHealth Advanced Heart & Vascular Center brings together an expert team of physicians and staff to provide unmatched care all in one convenient location.