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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).


The UM Transplant team is still seeing patients with urgent or emergent conditions. For all non-urgent medical concerns, virtual appointments are now available. We strongly encourage patients to schedule video and/or phone consults for appointments. Please contact us at 410-328-5408 to find out if telehealth is available for your next visit.

For Patients

Patient Stories

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

Awards and Recognitions

U.S. News & World Report recognized the University of Maryland Medical Center as a high performing hospital in heart failure.