The Medical Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program at the the Lifespan Cardiovascular Institute is the only one of its kind in the state. We provide an integrated approach to patient care that involves our physicians, nurses and specialists working alongside primary care physicians and family members. Our staff has pioneered innovative therapies for individuals with a full range of cardiac problems and has played a key role in developing national guidelines for heart failure.
Additionally, we offer all conventional procedures for heart failure from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment, surgery and follow-up care. We are able to recommend the most appropriate procedure for each patient based on complete and thorough testing of the functional impairment of the heart.
Our researchers have played an active role in numerous clinical trials to test new medicines and treatments for heart failure and transplants.
Our physicians are renowned for development of new techniques to reestablish blood flow to arteries that had become blocked, including those for high-risk heart failure patients. Two of the program's physicians are the only cardiologists in Rhode Island to be board certified in advanced heart failure and transplant.