Ochsner Health’s Heart Failure Transitional Care Clinic (HF-TCC) focuses on patients with a diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure. The Heart Failure-Transitional Care Clinic works to reduce the rate of hospital readmissions and improve the quality of life and survival of patients diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure. Patients who seek treatment will work alongside a team of medical professionals who will care for you every step of the way. Ochsner Health is one of only two programs in the state with Heart Failure Board Certified Specialists that are working with Readmission Clinics.
At Ochsner Health, you don’t fight heart failure alone.
Diagnosis and Treatment
There is no cure for heart failure, but there are tools and resources for patients and families to help a patient diagnosed with heart failure live comfortably.
Once a patient is diagnosed with acute decompensated heart failure, they will be admitted to the Congestive Heart Failure Transitional Care Clinic and treatment will begin. Treatment for acute decompensated heart failure consists of medications recommended by world experts and research. Treatment also includes educating patients and their families and caregivers about congestive heart failure, including individualized dietary restrictions and activity levels for the patient.
Meet the Team
Sapna V. Desai, MD
Section Head, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant
Lisa Tichenor, RN-BC
Nurse Navigator, Heart Failure - Transitional Care Clinic
Erin Picou, PA-C
Provider, Heart Failure - Transitional Care Clinic
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an appointment?
Patients are referred to the Heart Failure-Transitional Care Clinic team prior to discharge from their hospital stay. The HF-TCC Navigator will reach out to schedule an appointment. Follow-up appointments for clinic in-person or virtual visits will also be scheduled at this time.