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Heart failure means that your heart cannot pump an adequate amount of blood through the body. When experiencing heart failure, your body doesn’t get the oxygen it needs, causing fatigue, appetite loss and kidney failure.
Heart failure specialists at the University of Maryland Heart and Vascular Center offer the full spectrum of treatment for heart failure, ranging from medical management to heart transplantation.
We are advancing the treatment of heart failure, pioneering new techniques including home monitoring (to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations) and minimally invasive procedures to implant a ventricular assist device (VAD).
- Meet our Heart Failure Team
- Know the signs and causes of heart failure
- Learn about how UM cardiologists diagnose and treat heart failure
- Our program offers a monthly heart transplant support group, peer-to-peer mentoring, and an active Facebook page.
At the University of Maryland Medical Center, we treat patients, not conditions. We take pride in developing personal relationships with our patients and taking the time to get to know you. Read stories about heart failure patients that we treated.
Treating Advanced Heart Failure
- Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs) are life-saving devices that forces the heart to pump blood throughout your body.
- If medications and other treatments haven't helped your end-stage heart failure, you may be a candidate for heart transplant surgery.
Awards and Recognitions
U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Maryland Medical Center as a high performing hospital in heart failure.