Heart failure (HF) occurs when the heart is damaged enough by heart disease that it doesn’t pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. This pump failure can be due to problems filling or emptying the heart.
The internationally recognized Duke Heart Failure Program is the country’s leading program of its kind based on patient volumes and outcomes, funded research, and the impact of faculty publications.
Our multidisciplinary team provides a personalized care plan for each patient, including the use of advanced medical, surgical, and device therapies as well as education regarding lifestyle, exercise, and diet.
In addition to providing routine care, we offer patients access to world-class specialists in cardiac imaging, invasive cardiology, and electrophysiology, as well as to cutting-edge investigational therapies, including new drugs, devices, and surgical procedures.
All of Duke’s heart failure services are based on current national guidelines and the result of the latest clinical trials. Data show that Duke’s approach results in increased use of evidence-based treatments while reducing the number of hospital admissions, length of stay, and cost.
In 2012, Duke opened a multidisciplinary walk-in HF clinic that can offer infusion and ultra-filtration services for advanced HF patients. This will be a novel offering available nowhere else locally and few other places nationally. The level of service and convenience will be akin to an urgent care center for HF.
The Duke Heart Failure Disease Management Program serves both patients and clinicians by providing access to health care resources, guidance about best-care practices, and timely communication.
The Duke Heart Failure program is part of the Duke Division of Cardiology, the Duke Heart Center, and the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Make an appointment with a Duke heart specialist near you: 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853)