Heart Failure Center

About Our Heart Failure Center

high-performing-indicator-heartfailure The Advanced Heart Failure Center at Jersey Shore provides patients with comprehensive care and the latest treatments options to keep them living fuller, more active lifestyles.

Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, our cardiovascular care team evaluates patients who may be candidates for advanced therapies such as IV medications (chronic inotropes), left ventricular assist devices (LVADs), or even heart transplant. They also provide management of complicated heart failure patients who may not be treatable with advanced therapies.

Heart Failure Center Services

  • Consultations
  • Heart failure education
  • Evaluation and management of specific cardiomyopathies
  • Diagnostic biopsies
  • IV medication (diuretic and inotrope) management
  • LVAD evaluation, implantation and post-operative care
  • Post-heart transplant care
  • Palliative care referral

What We Do

\\cpusrfs01\users$\sbove\Desktop\HF_ACC_sealWe use a variety of methods to help heart failure patients manage their recovery including: telemonitoring calls, clinical visits, multidisciplinary team education, and emergency intravenous diuretic administration.

Telemonitoring: These are telephone calls made to you by Heart Failure Center staff. We will call weekly, or as needed, to provide close symptom monitoring, dietary, medication compliance tracking, and ongoing education.

Clinical Visits: The nurse practitioners encourage all patients to come to the Center for ongoing visits. Our patients receive clinical heart failure evaluations, taking into consideration psychosocial, economic, and spiritual concerns. The nurse practitioners can order appropriate diagnostic, therapeutic, and pharmacological interventions and consult members of Jersey Shore's multidisciplinary team for your care.

Multidisciplinary Team Education: Our multidisciplinary team serves our diverse patient needs and is composed of registered dieticians, clinical pharmacists, cardiac rehabilitation staff, advanced practice nurses (in a variety of specialty areas), and doctors. We make sure you know everything needed to be successful in controlling your heart failure symptoms.

Emergency IV Diuretics: Some patients, in addition to heart failure pills, require intravenous medication to control heart failure symptoms. Our Center provides these medications to help maintain your heart health.

How to Enroll

Ask your cardiologist for a prescription if you are an appropriate candidate for our services. We work with your referring physician to keep a close eye on your symptoms while providing you with the above services you need to remain as healthy as possible.

For more information, call the outpatient Heart Failure Center at 732.776.4196.

Our Staff

Jesus Almendral, M.D., FACC
Medical Director

Sinan Simsir, M.D.
Surgical Director

Dreamy James, APN, AACC
Program Manager

1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753
Advanced Heart Failure Center at Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Multispecialty Suite
Amdur Pavilion – First Floor

P: 732-776-3670 F: 732-776-4652

Care Locations

  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center, 1945 Route 33, Neptune, NJ 07753

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