Find West Michigan’s most extensive care for heart failure at Spectrum Health. Our dedicated team offers a full range of services and individualized care focused on helping you feel better, slow the progression of your disease and enjoy a better quality of life.
Heart failure is when your heart has trouble pumping blood because it has become weak or stiff. That means other cells in your body don’t get all the oxygen and nutrients they need to work well.
Heart failure is a serious condition. Treatment may help you slow or stop its progression.
Get care from medical professionals who focus on the unique concerns of heart failure patients. Our team includes physicians board certificated in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. So, you know they have the special knowledge and skills to care for you.
When you choose Spectrum Health, you benefit from the expertise of our entire team. That’s because each week our doctors get together to discuss the best ways to care for their heart failure patients. It’s like getting 20 second opinions from some of Michigan’s most experienced heart doctors.
If your doctor thinks you may have heart failure, he or she may:
Learn more about heart and vascular diagnostic tests at Spectrum Health.
At Spectrum Health, you and your care team have access to every tool available to manage and treat heart failure. Whether you’re in the early stages of heart failure or need advanced treatments, you’ll find options that help you feel better today—and in the months ahead.
Keep your heart in the best shape possible by adopting healthful habits. Your care team may recommend that you:
Learn how cardiac rehabilitation at Spectrum Health can help you control your heart failure symptoms through lifestyle changes.
Your care plan may include medications, such as:
Take all medications your physician prescribes. Do not stop taking your prescription or skip a dose unless your doctor tells you it’s OK.
Your doctor may recommend surgery to treat conditions that contribute to heart failure (such as blocked arteries or heart valve problems) or treat your heart failure. Access a full range of heart surgeries and procedures at Spectrum Health, including:
If you need to stay in the hospital, you’ll benefit from teams and facilities dedicated to patients like you. Spectrum Health Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids includes:
If your symptoms get worse or you stop responding to treatments that used to work well for you, your cardiologist may refer you to our advanced heart failure program. We’ll help you find new ways to manage your condition and live more comfortably.
The advanced heart failure program is offered at Fred and Lena Meijer Heart Center in Grand Rapids. Providers are also available in regional satellite clinics.
Get integrated care from a multidisciplinary team that works together for you.
Diagnoses and treats heart disease
Focuses on caring for people with heart failure
Uses surgery to treat conditions affecting your heart and other chest organs
Provide care and treatment
Uses imaging technology to help diagnose or monitor your heart disease
Helps you get the right medications and understand how to take the safely
Provides care and education
Helps you navigate the health care system
To help prevent heart failure complications, call your cardiologist if you experience:
Call 9-1-1 or go to the closest emergency department if you experience:
Feel certain you’re getting the best care with a second opinion at Spectrum Health.