Heart failure, which occurs when the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to other organs, affects approximately 6.2 million adults in the U.S. Thankfully, providers now have multiple methods to address and treat heart failure.
After a lifesaving lung transplant, Glen Hohn then had a life-threatening bout of COVID-19. However, thanks to his care team and some music therapy, his lungs improved, his confidence grew and he was discharged after an extraordinary experience.
Support is provided by trained peer breast cancer survivors, who are community members with similar culture, race or ethnicity as the patients they support. Their goal is to help patients find access to health care resources.
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement, or TAVR, is an increasingly popular alternative to open heart surgery. The minimally invasive procedure treats aortic stenosis, a narrowing of the aortic valve that blocks blood flow and forces your heart to work harder.