Heart Failure Program
The interdisciplinary Heart Failure Program provides specialized inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults with heart disease, cardiomyopathy and advanced heart failure.
Our Heart Failure physicians provide patient consultation and care in conjunction with their referring physician for all types of cardiomyopathy, including hypertrophic, familial, peri-partum and amyloidosis. Our physicians are board-certified in advanced heart failure and transplantation as well.
Led by Michele Hamilton, MD, our 30-bed Advanced Heart Failure Unit provides state-of-the-art multidisciplinary care for congestive heart failure and heart transplant patients. A first of its kind center in California, the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute’s Advanced Heart Failure Unit utilizes a team approach to improving the standard of patient care with intensive heart-health education as well as team-focused care for the management and real-time monitoring of our patients. Our medical and nursing team coordinates daily with a dedicated group of pharmacists, nutritionists, physical therapists and social workers.
As we lead the way in treatment for cardiomyopathy, we utilize both established and new advancements to treat heart disease and advanced heart failure. Among these advancements include clinical trials for stem cells and surgically implanted mechanical devices such as the Total Artificial Heart (TAH) and the HeartMate® Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), which allows for improved patient health in either long term situations or while waiting for a transplant.
Left Ventricular Assist Device - LVAD
Mechanical circulatory support includes a variety of pumps or devices that are capable of supporting circulation until a donor heart becomes available.Read More
Help for Broken Hearts
The Heart Transplant Program is active in the development of new treatments and new methods to detect rejection.Read More