Heart and Vascular Health

Caring for advanced heart failure

The Ascension Saint Thomas Heart care team is a regional leader in treating heart failure.

Advanced heart failure therapies

For more information about our heart failure program, please call 888-655-5823.

In Middle Tennessee, the Ascension Saint Thomas Advanced Heart Failure care team includes highly experienced heart specialists and advanced practitioners. Our team approach delivers compassionate, personalized care that is right for you - at every stage of heart failure. We specialize in the latest care options including:

  • Medication therapies
  • Medical management including remote patient monitoring
  • Remote hemodynamic monitoring and telehealth
  • Heart failure education
  • Mechanical circulatory support
  • Cardiac transplant program

Annually, our team provides care to more than 7,500 heart failure patients using evidence-based care plans. Our nurses have specialized training in heart failure managment and provide education classes and support programs for the patient and family members.

Mechanical circulatory support

Ascension Saint Thomas Heart provides multiple mechanical circulatory support options including:

  • Ventricular assist devices (VAD)
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Total artificial heart

In our region, Ascension Saint Thomas Heart is a leader in advanced heart failure managment and cardiac transplantation. Our experienced surgical team implants more than 80 devices each year, making us one of the largest and most experienced programs in the nation.

Cardiac transplant program

For patients with multi-system organ dysfunction, we provide heart and kidney transplantation.  Early identification and heart failure intervention is key to successful post-surgical outcomes, and most importantly, survival and improved quality of life.

For information about cardiovascular clinical trials, talk to our advanced heart failure doctors and the cardiac transplant coordinator.

For more information about our heart failure program, please call 888-655-5823.

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