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Heart Failure

M Health Fairview Heart Care surgeons were pioneers in heart transplants, performing the first heart transplant in Minnesota in 1978 and the state’s first heart/lung transplant in 1986.

Specialties that diagnose or treat this condition:

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures

Heart Transplant

Those suffering advanced heart failure have the odds stacked against them. To beat those odds, M Health Fairview Transplant Care has performed over 900 high survival, heart transplants – making us one of the world’s longest running heart transplant providers.
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Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation – or ECMO – supports your cardiac or respiratory function if you have an acute injury or illness that is reversible. It will enable your heart or lungs to recover, or extend your life while waiting for a heart or lung transplant.
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Heart Failure Management

If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, your heart muscle isn’t pumping effectively, and blood isn’t circulating properly. When fluids back up into your lungs, it is called congestive heart failure. Our specialists can help you manage your condition.
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Left Ventricular Assist Device (VAD)

The VAD consists of an implantable heart pump that is connected to your left ventricle by an inflow cannula. The pump takes over from your left ventricle. Then the blood flows to the outflow cannula, which is connected to your aorta, enabling the blood to flow to the rest of your body.
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There may be other treatments, tests, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Heart (Cardiac) Surgery
  • Medical Management
  • Oxygen Therapy
  • Cardiac-Assist Devices (Berlin Heart, HeartMate II)

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