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Congestive Heart Failure

About congestive heart failure

Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart cannot pump enough oxygenated blood to meet the needs of the body's other organs.

The experienced, skilled cardiologists on our staff can diagnose heart failure promptly so you can begin treatment. We offer comprehensive services from medication management to device implantation to help regulate your heartbeat, to care from advanced heart failure specialists that may include left ventricular assist devices (LVAD), to heart transplantation.

Download our treatment guide to learn more about the symptoms and treatment options for heart failure.


Congestive heart failure treatment


The cause of your heart failure guides your treatment. If your heart failure is caused by a valve disorder, surgery may be performed. If your heart failure is caused by a disease, such as anemia, the underlying disease will be treated. Although there is no cure for heart failure due to damaged heart muscle, many forms of treatment can help manage symptoms.​

Treatment plans for patients will be determined by their care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of heart failure and personal preferences. Options may include:

  • Monitoring
  • CardioMEMS Heart Failure System
  • Terapia física
  • Biventricular pacing/cardiac resynchronization therapy​
  • Medication​
  • Rest/lifestyle changes
Find congestive heart failure care
Several of our Baylor Scott & White medical centers have received Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care or Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Achievement Awards from The American Heart Association and offer specialized heart failure programs, centers and clinics.
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