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If you feel you have heart failure or would like to make an appointment contact us today.

Call us at: 877-999-7484

What is Heart Failure?

Heart failure is a chronic (persistent) disease that progresses over time as the pumping action in the heart continues to weaken. The leading causes of heart failure include heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. More than 5 million adults have heart failure in the United States, a typically progressive disease.

However, the experts at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute provide personalized management plans, including lifestyle changes, medicines, interventions and surgery, to help patients prolong and improve quality of life.

The Heart Failure Program at Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute

Led by a team of world-class heart failure experts, Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute’s heart failure clinic treats patients through all phases of the disease.

Hypertensive Heart Diagram
About 75% of heart failure cases start with high blood pressure issues. In a hypertensive heart, muscles thicken to make up for increased blood pressure, which can ultimately lead to end-stage heart failure.

Meet Sanjeev Gulati, MD, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Cardiologist

While early diagnosis and treatment is ideal, patients referred at a later stage also receive the highest quality of care to prevent further progression and to improve quality of life.

Treatment includes several options:

What Sets Us Apart

Sanger Heart & Vascular Institute has three physicians who are board certified in advanced heart failure and heart transplant.

In addition to Sanger Heart & Vascular’s innovative Heart Success program, we also offer specialized, world-class care to underserved patient populations in the region. These unique patient populations are:

  • Cardio-Oncology Patients – Our cardio-oncology program treats oncology patients who have pre-existing cardiovascular conditions and patients who have developed heart failure or damage to the heart muscles as a result of cancer treatment. Our heart experts team up with renowned physicians from the Levine Cancer Institute, also part of Carolinas HealthCare System, to ensure patients receive the best course of treatment.
  • Pulmonary Hypertension PatientsPulmonary hypertension, which is abnormal blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs, can have serious complications. The multidisciplinary team at Sanger provides the most advanced care available, including therapies ranging from oral medication to continuous intravenous solutions.

If you feel you have heart failure or would like to make an appointment, call 877-999-7484.