Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant

Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant

The Advanced Cardiac Care and Transplant Program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a comprehensive program for patients with cardiovascular conditions.

Wake Forest Baptist cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, nurse specialists and researchers work as a team to address the full scope of heart problems. Working in state-of-the-art facilities, using some of the world’s most sophisticated technology, these experts are on the leading edge of diagnosis, treatment and discovery.

Patients should be referred to the Heart Center’s program if they have a new onset of heart failure, do not respond to medication therapy, have 2 or more hospitalizations for heart failure within a year, or have a recent deterioration in cardiac function.

Quite often heart failure can be related to other conditions – kidney problems, anemia, diabetes, lung diseases – so we address them all. These patients may have medications working against each other.

The multidisciplinary approach of the Heart Center means that other departments are often brought in, including surgery, nutrition, endocrinology, urology, radiology, or critical care. Extensive testing may be necessary.

Quick Reference

The Heart Center
New Patients

336-716-WAKE
888-716-WAKE

Returning Patients

336-716-6674

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Patient Amy Cooper

“I had just given birth and got a surprising diagnosis – heart failure.”

For Amy Cooper, 33, who had just given birth to twin boys, it was a mystery why she felt so bad. Was it exhaustion? Anemia from hemorrhaging at childbirth? Postpartum depression? Heart failure never crossed her mind.

Last Updated: 03-19-2014
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