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Congestive Heart Failure

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With board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians and an award-winning nursing staff, the Cavanagh Heart Center’s heart failure program cares for patients in the beginning stages of congestive heart failure to those with advanced stages of congestive heart failure.

Located at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Ariz., Cavanagh Heart Center’s heart failure program provides patients with the most effective treatments available, including alternative options such as LVAD implantation.

What is Heart Failure?

Congestive heart failure, also called cardiomyopathy or CHF, is a chronic condition when a person’s heart can't pump enough blood to meet their needs. Over time, conditions such as narrowed arteries in your heart (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure gradually leave your heart too weak or stiff to fill and pump efficiently.

Usually heart failure worsens over time and cannot be reversed, although it can be managed so patients can live with the condition.

There are various levels of heart failure ranging from mild to very severe. The Cavanagh Heart Center treats all levels of congestive heart failure.

The Cavanagh Difference

The heart failure team at Cavanagh Heart Center has leading experts in heart-failure management who work together to ensure you get the appropriate congestive heart failure treatment.

We offer a wide range of treatments not found at other hospitals: from early intervention to to implantation of the LVAD device as an alternative when other options have not worked.

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Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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