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)
817-250-4628

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.