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Myocardial Recovery Program

Can Heart Failure Be Reversed?

Enlargement or thickening of the heart muscle — a frequent cause of heart failure known as cardiomyopathy — can be reversed by gradually introducing appropriate medication, regular monitoring, cardiac rehabilitation and lifestyle changes.

Full heart failure recovery, or myocardial recovery, can take months to restore your heart’s normal function.

You may be eligible for the Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Myocardial Recovery Program if you meet a key criteria for heart failure — the left ventricle is pumping only 40% or less of blood from the chamber — and you have been taking heart-failure medication for less than three months. Recovery is achieved when your heart can pump 50% or more of the blood from the left ventricle.

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute Myocardial Recovery Program Features

  • Evidence-based treatments and procedures designed to achieve heart failure recovery
  • Remote monitoring with state of the art technology to keep track of your heart’s function with fewer office visits
  • A multidisciplinary team of heart failure cardiologists, advanced practice providers and nurse educators to bring a range of viewpoints and expertise to every case
  • One-on-one support from a social worker, nurse educator, dietitian and cardiac rehabilitation providers to help you make changes to diet, exercise and other lifestyle choices to help your heart recover

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

Norton Healthcare Heart and Vascular Institute

Every year, about 250,000 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 four adult-service hospitals in Louisville are American College of Cardiology accredited Cycle VI Chest Pain Centers — the highest level of expertise to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
  • You have access to more than 50 board-certified cardiovascular physicians and 35 advanced practice providers with specialized training and experience in a comprehensive range of conditions and treatments.
  • Patients can make appointments at 27 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.
  • Norton Healthcare is the only health care system in Kentucky to receive the prestigious Mission: Lifeline Regional Trailblazer Award from the American Heart Association for being an innovator in creating a system of care for the most severe type of heart attacks.
  • Communicate with your health care provider, renew prescriptions, get lab results and more through your free MyNortonChart account.
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