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Turn to the experienced and compassionate experts at Essentia Health to diagnose and treat heart failure. You can count on Essentia’s team to provide individualized care, education, and support so you can manage your health and enjoy daily activities.
Heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. Treatment can improve your symptoms and help you live longer.
If your heart needs help to pump blood, you may receive a left ventricular assist device, or LVAD. This is a mechanical, battery-operated pumping device that’s placed during surgery. It can help prevent the need for a heart transplant.
Talk to your primary care doctor if you experience the following symptoms:
You may be referred to a heart specialist if your primary care doctor believes you are experiencing heart failure.
Rely on Essentia’s heart failure specialists to help you live well with heart failure. We’ll closely track your symptoms and adjust your treatment as needed so you can stay as healthy, independent, and comfortable as possible.
When you enroll in Essentia’s Heart Failure program, your health care team can help you:
Feel confident that any changes in your condition will be detected quickly when you participate in telemonitoring. This technology allows your care team to keep an eye on your health even when you are at home. You may use:
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Work with your care team to manage your heart failure and stay out of the hospital. Our patients have an 80 percent decrease in hospital admissions and visits to the emergency room during their first year in the Heart Failure Program compared to the national average.
Talk to your doctor to see if you may be eligible to participate in a research study through the Essentia Institute of Rural Health. By participating in a clinical study, you may have access to treatments, medications and medical devices that are not widely available.
You’ll need a referral from your primary care provider or a specialist for this service.