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Heart Failure Transitional Care Clinic

Why Choose Ochsner for Your Heart Failure Care?

Ochsner Health’s Heart Failure Transitional Care Clinic focuses on patients recently admitted to the hospital or emergency room with a diagnosis of sudden signs or symptoms of 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.

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 life to the fullest.

After a patient is discharged from the hospital or emergency room for heart failure, they will be enrolled in the heart failure transitional care clinic and treatment will begin. Treatment for 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.

Sapna V. Desai, MD
Section Head, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant

Erin Picou, PA-C
Provider, Heart Failure - Transitional Care Clinic

Mickalynn Driggins, RN-BC
Nurse Navigator, Heart Failure - Transitional Care Clinic

How do I make an appointment?

Patients are referred to the Ochsner Heart Failure-Transitional Care Clinic team prior to discharge from their hospital stay. The clinic 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.

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Heart Failure Transitional Care Clinic Locations

Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans
1514 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
  • Open 24/7