Advanced Heart Failure
Advanced Heart Failure Support
At Lutheran Heart Center, our staff of credentialed experts care for advanced heart failure patients. Our specially trained team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, cardiac intensive care unit (CICU) team, cardiac nurse practitioner, cardiac rehabilitation therapists and cardiac nurses care for patients who may need temporary circulatory support after surgery, or those who need permanent heart function support.
Mark Jones, MD, FACC, was the first physician in northern Indiana and the fourth in the state to earn certification in advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology. Kristen Maurice, DO, a board certified cardiologist, is currently board eligible for this certification.
- Advanced heart failure
- Implanted devices, including ventricular assist devices (VAD)
- Patients awaiting heart transplantation
- Heart transplant patients
Cutting-edge Research for Advanced Heart Failure
Lutheran Heart Center was selected to participate in cutting-edge research to optimize heart failure treatment based on biomarkers. Through a simple lab test, biomarker indicators can alert clinicians to advanced heart failure issues before symptoms even occur. Improving outcomes is always our goal and this important research can help us continue to achieve success.