Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program
The Mount Sinai Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program is a multidisciplinary program that is a team approach dedicated to patients with this complex and chronic disease. Our team of heart failure and transplant cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac imaging experts, arrhythmia specialists, nurse practitioners, transplant and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) coordinators, and social workers, create an integrated approach that offers the best treatments to this very challenging and demanding patient population.
The management of these patients is comprised of early identification and control of risk factors, and predisposing conditions for heart failure. The care is a continuum of aggressive medical management, partnered with implantable devices (EP), and then for the advanced patients, they are assessed for ventricular assist devices and heart transplantation. This approach is carefully integrated with patient education that empowers our patients, improves outcomes and decreases hospitalizations. Importantly, we offer patients with all stages of the disease novel therapeutics and devices through a strong clinical trials program, supported by NIH funding and industry.
- Consultation on altering medical, device, and surgical treatment strategies, including medication adjustments
- Patient education and disease management strategies
- Case management to optimize patient outcomes and reduce hospitalizations
- Advanced Imaging
- Evaluation for investigational treatment options
- Nutritional Assessments
- Exercise programs
- Counseling to assist with lifestyle changes
When to refer patients
Any patient interested in learning more about the treatment of heart failure is encouraged to make a consultative appointment. We recommend that any patient who is limited by fatigue or shortness of breath with their usual daily activities as a result of their heart disease be evaluated for the presence of heart failure. Anyone who has been admitted to hospital in the preceding year for treatment of heart failure is strongly encouraged to make an appointment.