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Heart Failure

Living with heart failure...

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Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization for people older than 65. But in the last decade, scientists have come up with a combination of medicines — including ACE inhibitors, beta-blockers and diuretics — that enable the failing heart to pump more efficiently. And defibrillators smaller than an iPod are available to prevent the biggest killer of heart failure patients — a sudden shutdown of the heart. Learn more... 

With these advances, people are living full lives. And the Heart Failure Service of the Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute is providing the high level of coordinated care essential to improving the quality of life for patients with congestive heart failure. The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute was the first in the region to offer a dedicated inpatient heart failure unit. Our comprehensive heart failure program is designed to coordinate the care of inpatient and outpatient heart failure services. This allows us to maximize our treatment and offer state-of-the-art therapies to patients with all stages of heart failure. Our affiliation with Yale-New Haven Hospital provides our patients with the most comprehensive approach to end-stage heart failure in the region.  


The Hoffman Heart and Vascular Institute of Connecticut
114 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT 06105