Heart Failure Clinic
Turning Failure Into Success
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is unable to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the needs of the body. Heart failure can cause a number of symptoms including:
- Shortness of breath
- Increased heart rate
- Weight gain
- Swelling of the feet or legs
- Difficulty performing everyday tasks
Heart failure is a common, costly, disabling and potentially deadly condition.
Our goal is to reduce hospitalizations and improve heart failure patient care by providing intensive personalized therapy and by developing individual programs that educate patients about heart failure, optimize chronic medications and help patients manage their disease.
Heart failure management is a team effort, making you and your physician the key players on the team. Our staff will work closely with your physician to keep them fully apprised of your progress. Our expert team is led by Joshua Larned, MD, medical director, who is a fellowship-trained Congestive Heart Failure specialist and is Board certified in Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine.
The American Heart Association recognized Holy Cross Hospital with the Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award for achieving at least 12 consecutive months of compliance to the Get With The Guidelines quality and achievement measures. This means you can expect care that's consisent with the latest scientific guidelines from the American Heart Association.
Watch a video about the Heart Failure Clinic at Holy Cross Hospital.
LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) Shared Care Facility
Holy Cross Hospital's Heart Failure Clinic in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is a designated LVAD (Left Ventricular Assist Device) shared care facility. The Clinic helps previously end-stage heart failure patients through LVAD, cardiac and heart failure management while they are traveling or moving to South Florida, away from their implantation site. The Clinic works closely with implantation sites around the country to ensure good quality of life and peace of mind for patients as they travel.
After you have received your physician referral to our program, contact the Heart Failure Clinic at 954-229-7974 to schedule your first appointment. If you have any questions regarding the Heart Failure Clinic, please ask for our Clinic Coordinator at 954-229-7974.