Heart Failure Services

 

Virtual Visits Available  

Our heart failure program is open and offering virtual visits for some appointments.

Don’t delay your care. Call 855-UMASS-MD (855-862-7763) today.

US News Heart Failure Recognition Our cardiologists are experts in treating heart failure (HF), allowing you to experience greater independence and symptom relief. Our goal is to help you feel better while living with heart failure.

Treatment for Heart Failure

Heart failure requires long-term care and monitoring. Through our Heart Failure Program and our Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Clinic, both available at the Medical Center, we offer you the most promising treatment options available for heart failure.

If you have advanced heart failure (a weakened heart), you may be a candidate for a ventricular assist device (VAD). UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA, offers VAD therapy, a lifesaving mechanical circulatory support system for those whose heart muscle can no longer pump blood effectively through the body. This technology may extend and improve your quality of life.

Device Reduces Hospital Admissions and Improves Health

UMass Memorial Medical Center was the first in Central Massachusetts to implant a miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage HF. The CardioMEMS HF System is the first FDA-approved heart failure monitoring device that has been proven to significantly reduce hospital admissions, and improve your health and outcome. Staff monitors changes and can adjust your treatment plans or medications before the symptoms become a problem. This video, Improving Life with the CardioMEM HF System, shows how the implant works and how the data is transmitted through a special pillow.

CardioMEMS and St. Jude Medical are trademarks of St. Jude Medical, Inc. or its related companies. Reprinted with permission of St. Jude Medical, ©2015. All rights reserved.

Our patients work as active partners with their physicians to manage their disease. Using a team approach, we make sure that patients receive appropriate testing and treatment, as well as education about their illness and instructions when they leave the hospital.

Watch Our Webinars

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Heart Failure Services in Central New England

Our services include:

  • Heart failure assessment and diagnosis
  • Heart failure treatment using national guidelines
  • Ongoing active heart failure disease management and evaluation of the effectiveness of medications, lifestyle modifications and other conditions affecting your heart
  • Assessment for cardiac revascularization or other forms of cardiac surgery
  • Referrals for electrophysiology services (e.g., pacemakers, implantable defibrillators), resynchronization therapy and our pulmonary hypertension program
  • Evaluation for advanced therapies such as left ventricular assist devices and cardiac transplantation
  • Partnership with Tufts Medical Center for heart transplants - You will be assessed at UMass Memorial, go to Boston for the transplant, and then come back to UMass Memorial for follow-up heart failure care.

One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care eight years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care America's 100 Best Award 2020.

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award for ten years in a row.

Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award 2020.

Recipient of Healthgrades Coronary Intervention Excellence Award for 11 years in a row. 

Healthgrades Coronary Excellence Award 2020.

First-time recipient of the Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award.

Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award 2020.

One of Healthgrades 50 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery five years in a row.

Healthgrades America's 50 Best Cardiac Surgery Award 2020.

Recipient of the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines Award

The American Heart Association's 2021 Get With The Guidelines Gold Plus award for Stroke in the Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll.

Recognized with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for our ventricular assist device (VAD) program.

Joint Commission VAD Seal

 

Available Locations:

Ambulatory Care Center
UMass Memorial Medical Center
- University Campus
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

Tel: 508-334-3452