Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program

Clinical Services: Cardiology
Upper East Side
1305 York Avenue, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10021
(646) 962-1602
(646) 962-7571

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.


What is Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)?

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.


Comprehensive, Empowering, Expert Care


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.