UT Southwestern Medical Group at Texas Health Fort Worth Advanced Heart Failure Clinic

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, Heart Center
1301 Pennsylvania Ave., 1st Floor
Fort Worth, Texas 76104 (Directions)

Appointment New Patient Appointment or 214-645-5505

Patients needing treatment for advanced heart failure, evaluation for a ventricular assist device (VAD), or potential heart transplantation can be referred to the Texas Health Resources/UT Southwestern Collaborative Heart Failure Clinic in Fort Worth.

Advanced heart failure patient characteristics include:

  • More than one hospitalization or emergency department visit in the last year for congestive heart failure
  • Systolic blood pressure < 100 mm Hg
  • Labile renal function (rising creatinine and blood urea nitrogen)
  • Inability to tolerate beta blockers or ACE inhibitors
  • Persistent New York Heart Association Functional Classification of three or four symptoms (shortness of breath while dressing, shoring, or walking one block)
  • Unintentional weight loss
  • "Non-responder" to biventricular pacing

Clinic Dates and Hours

Third Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Physician Referrals

Physicians can call 877-391-1528 to make a referral for a patient.