Accredited Heart Failure Disease Management Program
According to the American Heart Association, about 5.7 million U.S. adults have heart failure, and nearly half of patients die within five years of diagnosis. However, people with heart failure can live longer and more active lives if they are diagnosed early and follow their treatment plans.
Heart failure occurs if the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's nutrition and oxygen needs. The blood begins to back up, and as a result, the veins, tissues and lungs become congested with fluid. You may feel short of breath and tire easily. If the condition gets worse, higher heart pressure causes a buildup of fluid in your veins.
The University of Michigan offers expert medical management, access to advanced surgical care, a range of heart-assisting technology, and comprehensive rehabilitation programs. Our Heart Failure Program is the only accredited heart failure disease management program in the state. Also, the national leader in circulatory support and heart transplantation.
We see patients with mild to the most severe forms of chronic heart failure. These patients include those whose lives are threatened by acute heart failure and are candidates for (or have received) a heart transplant as the result of any form of heart failure.