For Referring Physicians

Whether your patient needs medical management, an implanted device or surgery for heart failure, our multidisciplinary team provides highly personalized care to improve quality of life.

BIDMC's Advanced Heart Failure Program provides a range of treatment options for the entire spectrum of heart failure conditions.

Making a Referral

Meet Our Team

Patient-Centered Shared Care

BIDMC's Advanced Heart Failure Program employs a shared care model to foster teamwork and communication among referring providers, BIDMC specialists, and other members of the care team.

Typical patient co-management includes:

  • Visits with BIDMC heart failure specialist every 6-12 months
  • Email/phone communication between referring provider and heart failure team
  • Regular follow-up with referring provider
  • Outpatient intravenous diuresis in the Cardiac Direct Access Unit (CDAc) in Boston or at affiliated sites 

Learn more about each program and when to consider a referral.

Secondary Mitral Regurgitation: A New Target in Heart Failure
A. Reshad Garan, MD, Director of Advanced Heart Failure and Mechanical Circulatory Support at BIDMC, discussed secondary mitral regurgitation as a therapeutic target for heart failure patients.