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Heart Failure Program

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is one of the top heart failure programs in the nation. We have the expertise to care for all stages and causes of heart failure, from the most basic to the most complex. Our innovative treatments offer hope when you need it most.

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Conditions We Treat

We treat all types of heart failure and advanced heart failure, including:

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    Congenital heart disease
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    Amyloid cardiomyopathy
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    Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC)
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    Familial cardiomyopathy
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    Heart disease due to cancer or cancer treatment
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    Heart failure with reduced injection fraction
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Meet Your Care Team

Kaushik Amancherla

Kaushik AmancherlaMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Douglas M. Brinkley
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Douglas M. BrinkleyJr, MD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Rebecca R. Hung
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4.8

Rebecca R. HungMD, PhD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy & Inherited Disease
Mazen Khalil

Mazen KhalilMD

    Cardiovascular Disease, Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Coronary Heart Disease, General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology and Peripheral Vascular Disease
Joann Lindenfeld

Joann LindenfeldMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Jonathan N. Menachem
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Jonathan N. MenachemMD

    Cardiovascular Medicine, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Transplantation, Mechanical Circulatory Support
Amy G. Howard
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4.9

Amy G. HowardACNP

    General Cardiology
Linda T. Howerton
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4.7

Linda T. HowertonAPRN

    General Cardiology

Why Choose Heart Failure Program at Vanderbilt

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    Recognized care

    Vanderbilt is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by leading authorities on health care quality. People from throughout the Southeast and across the country rely on us for the best and most innovative care possible. 

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    Knowledge and experience

    We serve a large number of patients, which gives us vast experience. That means expert care for you. We welcome patients with even the most advanced or complex heart failure, who may have been turned away by other hospitals. We perform more heart transplants than any other program in the world, providing patients with outstanding outcomes. Our specialists also provide lifesaving heart-kidney, heart-liver and heart-lung transplants for patients with multiple organ failure.

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    Team approach

    Our cardiologists and surgeons work with social workers, dietitians, psychologists and pharmacists to provide complete care that is personalized for you. We will help you and your family understand your treatment options, whether that means simply changing your diet and exercise, or medication, surgery, mechanical circulatory support or a heart transplant.

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    Innovation

    Our heart specialists help develop new ways to treat heart failure. For example, we were among the first hospitals to use the Optimizer® cardiac contractility modulation device, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration for heart failure patients who can’t have cardiac resynchronization therapy. As one of the first hospitals in the Southeast to offer ventricular assist devices (VADs), we’ve implanted more than 500, including implanting the first total artificial heart in 2018. We also have been among the first to provide newer technologies, such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for patients with severe conditions.

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    Advanced care

    As part of an academic medical center, we are leaders in caring for the most complex conditions. Our commitment to research means that you receive the most current, advanced treatment available.

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    Clinical trials

    As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:

Locations

1215 21st Avenue South, 5th Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
228 West Fourth Street, Suite 200
Cookeville, TN 38501
1645 South Main Street, Suite 101
Crossville, TN 38555
37 Sandstone Circle
Jackson, TN 38305
11440 Parkside Drive, Suite 205
Knoxville, TN 37934
1670 West Main Street, Suite 160
Lebanon, TN 37087