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Heart Failure Program

The Heart Failure Program at UI Health offers complete heart failure care, from early prevention strategies to end-stage treatment options.

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. The most common causes of heart failure are high blood pressure and blocked arties in the heart, and symptoms of include fatigue; shortness of breath; swelling in your legs, ankles, feet, and abdomen; and weakness.

Our comprehensive heart failure team includes a cardiologist, nurse practitioner, and pharmacist who will coordinate your treatment with you and your primary care doctor. We develop a treatment and medication plan to meet your individual needs, helping to improve and maintain your quality of life. We also work with your doctors to make sure treatment aligns with the management of any other health conditions. Our goal is to reduce the need for hospital stays or emergency room visits.

To make an appointment with the Heart Failure team, please fill out the online form or call 312.996.6480.