Improving the lives of congestive heart failure patients and helping patients manage their condition is the goal at Banner Thunderbird. Our heart experts seek to prevent further damage, and, when possible, improve your heart's function.
Banner Thunderbird’s Heart and Vascular Center is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “high-performing specialty” due to our state-of-the-art technology, expert providers and consistent success with care and treatment.
For our heart-failure patients, treatment options will depend on a number of factors, including the cause and severity of your condition and your overall health. Your treatment may include one or more of the following:
Surgery or minimally invasive procedures
While heart failure is a life-long disease, by consistently taking the right medications you can help yourself live longer, relieve symptoms and often help stay out of the hospital. Your doctor will likely prescribe a combination of medication personalized to your specific diagnosis.
Heart-failure patients can help take charge of their health through better lifestyle choices, such as lowering salt intake, staying active and quitting smoking. Banner Health has experts who can help you set goals and stay on track.