UT Southwestern Advanced Heart Failure Clinic - Waco

7125 New Sanger Road, Suite A
Waco, Texas 76712 (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 UT Southwestern Advanced Heart Failure Clinic in Waco.

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

Patients are seen at the clinic one day a month.

Physician Referrals

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