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  • Locations

    The Medical Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program

    APC Building, 5th floor

    Rhode Island Hospital

    593 Eddy Street

    Providence, RI 02903

    401-444-5803

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    Lifespan Cardiac
    Transplant Program

    Phone: 617-636-8068
    Location: Tufts-New England Medical Center

  • Heart Failure/Transplant Services

  • The Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program

    Our services include:

    • Diagnosis and medical management of heart failure.
    • Innovative treatments and access to clinical trials.
    • Evaluation of patients for cardiac transplantation and management post-transplant.
    • Evaluation for the presence of myocardial viability.
    • Conventional and novel surgical and catheter-based revascularization techniques.

    Precision Diagnosis and Medical Therapy

    The program offers specialized physiological testing to aid in diagnosis, including gated-SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging, dobutamine stress echocardiography, exercise radionuclide ventriculography, measurement of maximal oxygen consumption and anaerobic threshold, and exercise hemodynamics.

    These tests are used:

    • to distinguish between cardiac and non-cardiac causes for functional impairment,
    • to identify potential benefit of revascularization procedures in high-risk patients and
    • to assess the appropriateness of cardiac transplantation.

    A full spectrum of medical treatment is available, including:

    • preventive measures in asymptomatic patients with low ejection fraction
    • optimization of conventional treatment options
    • management of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and heart failure due to diastolic dysfunction
    • intermittent intravenous inotropic therapy in severely ill patients
    • access to investigational treatments through clinical trials

    For more information about the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program, please call 401-444-5803.