The Spectrum Health heart failure program delivers state-of-the-art services you can't find anywhere else in the area. Our heart failure specialists are leaders and innovators in the field of heart medicine. Important reasons for seeking care through our program include:
We are the only heart failure program of this kind in Grand Rapids.
We are the largest heart failure program of this kind in West Michigan.
If you have heart failure, it means your heart can't properly pump blood through your body. Many conditions can lead to advanced heart failure (AHF) or congestive heart failure (CHF). Proper diagnosis and treatment require expert care for the best outcomes. Our heart failure program can help many patients manage congestive heart failure and improve quality of life at any stage. We can help if you or your loved one are:
A newly diagnosed patient with heart failure
A patient with a diagnosed heart problem whose symptoms haven't improved with medical treatment and lifestyle changes
A VAD (ventricular assist device) patient
Someone who has had frequent heart-related emergency visits or hospital admissions
Someone who has had trouble following a treatment plan for a heart condition
Someone who makes frequent calls to their doctor seeking help for heart/chest symptoms
Helmut Hoffman's Story
An implanted heart pump (LVAD) gave Helmut his life back.
Managing Heart Failure as a Team
You, your family, your primary care doctor and your Spectrum Health heart failure specialist are a team. Working together ensures the best management of your heart problem. Making sure everyone understands the causes of heart failure and the latest tests and treatments can help you make informed decisions. And because our specialists are connected to the Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program you are in the best hands for the best available care for congestive heart failure and other heart problems.