Heart Failure Expertise at Weill Cornell Medicine
Heart Failure, also known as congestive heart failure, occurs when the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body’s demands. Affecting more than 5 million Americans, heart failure is often a long-term (chronic) condition but may also develop suddenly.
Heart failure is a serious condition that requires expert care. The specialists at the Weill Cornell Medicine Perkin Center for Heart Failure provide patients with comprehensive, effective treatments.
The most common risk factors for heart failure are:
Other less common causes of “systolic heart failure” include cardiac noncompaction, some forms of cancer treatment, systemic illnesses which may affect the heart including connective tissue and inflammatory diseases (sarcoid, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma spectrum of disease), or fatty infiltration of the heart (ARVD).
In younger patients, heart failure is often caused by myocarditis—an inflammatory response commonly brought about by a viral illness.
In elderly patients, heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is increasingly recognized as the most common form of heart failure.
With heart failure, the heart becomes unable to respond normally to increased demand from activity. The heart is not able to maintain healthy blood pressure and volume levels. This often causes parts of the heart to become enlarged or for the heart to retain fluid.
Heart failure is complex and can lead to many different types of heart problems. Other cardiac disorders may have similar symptoms as heart failure, including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Therefore, it is important for patients to visit an experienced cardiologist who specializes in heart failure.
At Weill Cornell Medicine, we treat:
At the Weill Cornell Medicine Perkin Center for Heart Failure, our team of world-class cardiologists uses the most advanced diagnostic tools, imaging technology, and therapies to treat and manage heart failure. We work hard to diagnose and treat heart failure as early as possible, as well as provide long-term care that gives our patients the best possible outcomes.
Our team offers a wide variety of treatments, based on each patient’s specific needs. We may treat heart failure with:
Our team of cardiologists, nurse practitioners, dieticians, physical therapists, and social workers work collaboratively to provide comprehensive care and maximize our patient’s quality of life.
To make an appointment to see one of our physicians with expertise in Heart Failure, you may:
Our staff is here to help coordinate your care. To facilitate a comprehensive review of your history, you and/or your referring physician will be asked to fax all relevant medical records to 212-746-6665 prior to scheduling an appointment with one of our physicians.
Evelyn M. Horn, M.D.
|Professor of Clinical Medicine, Director Heart Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension Services||646-962-5555||Full Profile|
Parag Goyal, M.D., MSc
|Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction Program||646-962-7571||Full Profile|
Maria Karas, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Medicine , Director Cardiac Care Unit||646-962-5555||Full Profile|
Udhay Krishnan, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Medicine||646-962-5555||Full Profile|
David T Majure, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director Heart Transplant Service||646-962-5555||Full Profile|
Irina Sobol, M.D.
|Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director Advanced Heart Failure Fellowship Program||646-962-5555||Full Profile|