This Cardiac Care Initiative consists of treatment, therapy and education for patients challenged by heart failure. The goal of this program is to stabilize a patient’s medical condition, while improving his/her functional ability, which will afford the patient an opportunity to return home and to community quicker.

The following is a partial list of patient candidates who may benefit from this program:

  • Patients who have a diagnosis of heart failure and need IV medications (diuretics, dopamine, milrinone, dobutamine)
  • Patients who have had recurrent admissions to an acute-care hospital for management of heart failure
  • Patients who need preparation for an LVAD implantation (“pre-hab”) to improve strength prior to surgery and those who have recently received a LVAD, are coming to HSC for treatment, therapy and education prior to returning home