The Heart Failure Clinic at Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, offers advanced treatments for acute and chronic heart failure, ranging from medication management and device therapy to heart transplantation. The clinic program was the first in the nation to be certified by the Joint Commission for our safe, successful transitions of care for heart failure patients going from an inpatient setting to an outpatient setting.
Our clinic has a high success rate for treating heart failure patients, and the statistics prove it. Nationally, about 50 to 60 percent of patients diagnosed with heart failure don’t live more than five years. But with proper treatment, education and therapies, our patients are living longer with a better quality of life. Compared to the national statistics reported by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, our mortality outcomes are well below the national average.
Heart failure is treated in many ways. From rescue device therapy, implantable assist devices, to heart transplantation, specialists here are able to assist you with the best treatment options available. Our specialty nursing units provide expert care to help you recover after heart surgery.
In addition to treatment, the clinic promotes consistency in the use of medicines that improve cardiac output and provide better self-management techniques through patient education and lifestyle changes. To reach our Sacramento clinic, call (916) 887-4242.