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