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Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) makes up half of all heart failure cases in the U.S. If you have been diagnosed with this type of heart failure, you can benefit from our comprehensive management program, where we personalize therapy to your unique needs.
The HFpEF Program at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is the first and only subspecialty program in New York dedicated to these unique subtypes of heart failure.
As a patient, you will have access to innovative therapies, the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and integrated care — coordinating with other specialties as needed. Patients also receive education on best strategies for self-care and are encouraged to actively participate in shared decision-making along with their family members and caregivers.
Unlike other types of heart failure where the heart pump is damaged, HFpEF is a heart condition in which the heart pump is intact (saved). However, stiffening of the heart muscle and variations in the blood vessels can still cause heart failure symptoms, including shortness of breath, fatigue, swelling and limitations in exercise.
In older adult patients, HFpEF is increasingly recognized as the most common form of heart failure.
Evaluation of cardiovascular function: Diagnosing HFpEF can be challenging. A single blood test cannot determine HFpEF. Our program provides a comprehensive evaluation to assess cardiovascular function and identify other chronic (long-term) medical conditions.
Individualized treatment strategies: We individualize therapy based on each patient’s unique cardiovascular and medical profile. We hope to provide a treatment plan to help relieve symptoms, improve quality of life and preserve independence.
Access to the newest therapies: There are many new strategies under development to treat HFpEF. We offer some of the most advanced treatment options in our program. There is also the opportunity to participate in clinical trials for those who are interested.
Explanation of your HFpEF diagnosis and education on best strategies for self-care: We help patients understand how HFpEF affects them. Our doctors take the time to talk to our patients to provide the knowledge and tools needed to best manage this condition.
Coordinated care and communication with your other doctors: Because you may have other medical conditions, we closely coordinate care with your other doctors and specialists, as needed, to help you reach your health goals.
Each visit takes about one hour. In addition to seeing our cardiologist, patients may also meet other team members who will help collect the information necessary to provide our patients with the best possible care.
Each appointment will include:
• Detailed interview about medical conditions and medications
• Comprehensive assessment of function, mobility, and cognition
• Physical exam
• Blood tests
• Additional diagnostic testing as needed
Insurance will cover the costs of being seen in our program. We accept all insurance, including commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center is the first and only subspecialty program in New York dedicated to this unique subtype of heart failure.
Dr. Goyal and the HFpEF and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program are focused on providing comprehensive care with individualized treatments based on each patient’s unique cardiovascular and medical profile.
The HFpEF and Cardiac Amyloidosis Program offers access to state-of-the-art therapies, the opportunity to participate in clinical trials, and integrated care with a particular focus on closely coordinating with other specialties as needed.
Patients also receive education on best strategies for self-care and are encouraged to actively participate in shared decision-making along with their family members and caregivers.
Our services include:
• Evaluation of cardiovascular function
• Confirmation and explanation of a HFpEF diagnosis and its significance
• Careful review and improvement of medication regimen
• Individualized treatment strategies
• Education on best strategies for self-care
• Coordinated care and communication with patients’ other doctors