The nationally recognized specialists at ChristianaCare provide innovative care for people with heart failure, effectively managing symptoms and slowing the progression of the disease. We offer the most effective treatments for heart failure, based on the most current medical guidelines and scientific research.
The Heart Failure Program at ChristianaCare has attained advanced certification by the Joint Commission. This means our heart failure program provides the next generation of heart failure care and has met and seeks to maintain The Joint Commission’s high standards for providing heart failure care.
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Heart failure care navigators are specially trained nurses who help patients and their families understand their heart-failure diagnosis and follow the care provided by their doctor. In the hospital, care navigators advocate on behalf of patients to ensure that their care needs are fully met and they are able to return home as soon as possible.
Your heart failure care navigator will help you to understand and plan your care. This includes coordinating referrals regarding insurance, transportation and other issues with case managers and social workers. She will help you to monitor your progress, and she will act as a liaison between your and your doctors.
Your care begins with your initial assessment and continues whether you are in the hospital or at home, with follow-up evaluations and long-term disease management. Our program engages a team of board-certified specialists who will work together to ensure that your care is coordinated efficiently and effectively.
These include specialists in:
The Heart Failure Outpatient Center offers personal appointments with a team experienced in caring for people with heart failure. Our team includes: heart failure physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, supportive and palliative care specialists and behavioral health specialists. They work closely with your primary cardiologist to ensure that you are receiving the best care possible. You will continue to have regular appointments with your cardiologist.
At the Heart Failure Outpatient Center, you will receive a complete physical examination, and your caregiver will review your medications to ensure that you are getting the maximum benefit without potential side effects.
You will also receive counselling and education about: