The Medical Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Program
APC Building, 5th floor
Rhode Island Hospital
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
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Transplant ProgramPhone: 617-636-8068Location: Tufts-New England Medical Center
The heart failure and cardiac transplant program at the the
Cardiovascular Institute is the only one of its kind in the state. We
provide an integrated approach to patient care that involves our
physicians, nurses and specialists working alongside primary care
physicians and family members.
Our physicians work with the Tufts-New England Medical Center in Boston
to provide a comprehensive array of medical services. This unique
collaboration gives patients access to world-class care close to home:
our patients receive pre- and postoperative care at our hospital and
transplant surgery at Tufts-New England Medical Center. Tufts-New
England Medical Center has been at the forefront of heart failure
management for more than 20 years, initiating its program in heart
transplants in 1985. It also continues to be a leading center for the
study of dysfunction of the left ventricle of the heart and has been
instrumental in developing new treatments for heart failure.
Our staff has pioneered innovative therapies for individuals with a full
range of cardiac problems and has played a key role in developing
national guidelines for heart failure. Our physicians are renowned for
development of new techniques to reestablish blood flow to arteries that
had become blocked, including those for high-risk heart failure
patients. Two of the program's physicians are the only cardiologists in
Rhode Island to be board certified in advanced heart failure and
transplant. They evaluate patients for advanced heart failure,
transplant and left ventricular assist device (LVAD) placement.
Our researchers have played an active role in numerous clinical trials
to test new medicines and treatments for heart failure and transplants.
We also offer all conventional procedures for heart failure from
evaluation and diagnosis to treatment, surgery and follow-up care. We
are able to recommend the most appropriate procedure for each patient
based on complete and thorough testing of the functional impairment of