Advanced Heart Failure Program

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Heart Failure Care Designed for Heart Recovery

More heart failure patients in Kentucky, Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program than any other provider. We provide care designed to help you live your best life with as little time in the hospital as possible.

  • Same-day appointments for new patients.
  • Outcomes that exceed national benchmarks.
  • The latest in advanced heart failure monitoring technology to detect signs of a weakening heart before you feel symptoms.
  • Heart failure medication management provides monitoring paired with medication that helps the heart pump more blood.
  • Myocardial Recovery Program designed to rebuild the heart muscle and recover normal heart function.
  • Ventricular assist device implants for severe cases or for those awaiting a new heart.
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support to give your heart a rest and time to heal.
  • Heart transplant access and ongoing aftercare.
  • Easy access to your medical records, appointments and communication with your provider through your free MyNortonChart account.

Why choose Norton
Heart & Vascular Institute

“When we tell someone who thinks they’re dying that we can rebuild their heart — you can imagine the smile that puts on their face. We make sure each patient is on the appropriate pathway, regardless of what they look like, how much money they have and where they live.”

Kelly C. McCants, M.D.
Medical Director
Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program

How We Help

Heart failure treatments include monitoring your risk of decreased heart function, medication to improve your heart’s health, mechanical support and heart transplants.

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Meet Our Team

The board-certified and fellowship-trained cardiologists and specially trained advanced practice providers at the Advanced Heart Failure and Recovery Program have the experience and expertise to give you a precise diagnosis and a customized care plan to help you live your best life.

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With offices across the Louisville area, you can count on not having to travel too far from home for quality care.

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Heart and Vascular Care for the Whole Person

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute offers patient resources to support you and your family, including free classes for people of all ages who are seeking to improve cardiovascular health or living with a heart condition.

Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

Our cardiac rehabilitation providers are leaders in developing and applying innovative techniques that can help you recover and resume your life.

Connecting Hearts Support Group

The group provides education and support to individuals who have had a heart attack, are living with a heart condition or are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart Health Screenings

Prevention is the best way to manage heart disease, and screenings are available to detect early signs of cardiac and vascular disease and identify risk factors.

About Norton Heart & Vascular Institute

Every year, more than 137,000 people in Louisville and Southern Indiana choose Norton Heart & Vascular Institute specialists for their heart and vascular care. That’s more than any other health care provider.

  • Norton Healthcare’s adult-service hospitals in Louisville all have received Chest Pain Center accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). This is the seventh consecutive accreditation for all four hospitals, which ensures quality for the treatment of heart attack.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital all are recognized as having ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI accreditation.
  • Norton Healthcare has the most facilities across the city of Louisville with the ability treat a life-threatening heart attack.
  • You have access to more than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers with specialized training and experience in a comprehensive range of conditions and treatments.
  • Patients can make appointments at 28 locations in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Telecardiology is offered at more than 30 sites in the region.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, a key location for Norton Heart & Vascular Institute services, has been recognized with a HeartCare Center National Distinction of Excellence year after year by the American College of Cardiology. This is the only hospital in Louisville to be recognized for this distinction.
  • U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranked Norton Healthcare adult-service Louisville hospitals high performing in heart attack and heart failure 2022-23.
  • Norton Audubon Hospital earned ventricular assist device (VAD) accreditation from DNV – Healthcare and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
  • Communicate with your health care provider, renew prescriptions, get lab results and more through your free Norton MyChart account.

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