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Heart Care

Heart Failure Program

Mission Heart features a comprehensive and innovative Heart Failure Program. Our carefully coordinated care ensures that you receive the latest evidence-based treatments, follow-up care and support you need to prevent complications and maintain optimal health. After diagnosis, our expert medical staff provides treatments designed to reduce the symptoms and forestall the progress of heart failure. Treatment begins with helping you manage risk factors. Losing weight, limiting salt and fat in the diet, abstaining from smoking and alcohol consumption, keeping blood sugar levels in normal ranges and obtaining sufficient amounts of sleep are all factors that minimize the risk of further heart failure.

Heart Failure Treatments

Key features of the Heart Failure Program:

  • Continuum of Care: Multidisciplinary Team approach across the continuum of care including physicians, advanced practitioners, specially trained nurses, nurse navigators, care managers, pharmacists, dietitians and social workers, among others.
  • Guideline Directed Medical Therapy: Encompassing diagnosis, pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management, interventional medical device therapy and advanced therapies including mechanical circulatory assist.
  • Consistency of Care: Effective transitions of care across the continuum to ensure consistency of care, communication and partnerships between providers including incorporation of the Heart Failure Disease Management Clinic.

VAD Coordinators:
Liz Allen, RN, CCRN
Phone (office): 828-213-7361

Trey Barrett, RN, CCRN
Phone (office): 828-213-3277