About the Comprehensive Heart Failure Program
UC Davis Health offers evidence-based, complete care for patients with all stages of heart failure. Our multidisciplinary team includes cardiologists who specialize in heart failure, cardiothoracic surgeons and cardiology-trained nurses, pharmacists and social workers. Together, they provide a highly collaborative, individualized approach, with a commitment to close partnerships with patients and their referring physicians.
- Clinical evaluation and management of cardiomyopathies and heart failure
- Heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF)
- Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFPEF)
- Genetic or familial cardiomyopathies
- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Adult congenital heart diseases
- Second opinion in advanced heart failure
- Remote monitoring and telehealth
- Remote monitoring using implantable sensors
- Remote visits through the UC Davis Center for Health and Technology
- Interventional heart failure
- High-risk percutaneous revascularization
- Percutaneous valvular repair or replacement
- Right heart catheterization
- Endomyocardial biopsy
- Heart failure electrophysiology
- Device optimization
- High-risk ventricular tachycardia ablation
- Ventricular assist devices (VADs)
- Long-term mechanical circulatory support therapy
- Temporary mechanical circulatory support therapy
- Heart transplants
- New devices and therapies only available through clinical trials
- Heart failure education (the Do More with Heart Failure Program) and transition of care
UC Davis Health physicians also are pioneering new avenues in heart failure care and expanding options for patients through research on the latest devices, medications and monitoring technologies.
Options for end-stage heart failure
Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
UC Davis is certified by The Joint Commission to offer VADs as bridges to transplants or destination therapies for end-stage heart failure. These mechanical, battery-powered pumps take over some of the work of the heart, restoring blood flow and oxygen levels. Some patients can have pumps implanted using a less-invasive procedure known as a thoracotomy, or through small incisions between two ribs, instead of via a full sternotomy that requires opening the chest wall.
The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) has approved UC Davis Health for heart transplantation, completing the range of current services available in our region for advanced heart failure patients. All care — from pre-transplant assessment and waitlist management through surgery and post-transplant care — is provided at UC Davis Medical Center, making the transplantation process convenient for patients and their loved ones. Additional information is available on the UC Davis Transplant Center website.
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