Heart Failure Clinic

Target population

Adult patients.
Introduction

Heart failure and pulmonary arterial hypertension are highly disabling chronic diseases and have an impact in both on the healthcare system and on the quality of life of those suffering the disease.

At the Institution, patients will have the benefits of the Clinic for heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and heart transplant, as an initiative to address these conditions, encouraging self-care and active participation in the process.

Target population

The Heart Failure Clinic is addressed to patients with the following health conditions:

  • Heart failure or pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  • Patients who have undergone heart transplant.
  • Patients referred for heart transplant opinion.

The Heart Failure Clinic relies on diagnostic and therapeutic services, as well as other clinical and healthcare specialties for integrated care:

  • Clinical laboratory.
  • Diagnostic Imaging.
  • Non-invasive cardiology.
  • Vascular interventionism.
  • Cardiovascular surgery.
  • Psychiatry.
  • Nutrition.
  • Social work.
  • Physical and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Infusion Clinic (Day hospital for heart failure).

The Cardiac Failure, Heart Transplant and Pulmonary Hypertension group is a team of five cardiologists subspecialized in cardiac failure and heart transplantation; one of our physicians has a specialty in intensive care and other specializes in echocardiography.

Additionally, for cases of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a board where five cardiologists, three pneumologists and one intensivist participate has been established.

The Heart Failure Clinic has face-to-face and telephone nursing monitoring available for priority care for visiting patients.

In addition, it is supported by the Day Hospital for Heart Failure in cases where patients have frequent readmissions; medications for treating low cardiac output syndrome, and fluid overload (the main cause for consultation in emergency services) are administered.

Specialist in Heart Failure Clinic