Our vision is to improve the quality of care and the quality of life for our patients across the spectrum of heart failure. We strive toward helping our patients to experience progressive healing through the best therapies available. We focus on success without failure. Failure is not an option!
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To contact the Transitional Heart Failure Clinic, call: 303-715-2203
The THFC is located in the South Denver Heart Center at 1000 SouthPark Dr., Littleton, CO 80120
Our Patient Portal is one of our main avenues for communicating with you. You can ask our nursing staff questions, request appointments, record and track your personal history, pay your bill and renew your prescriptions online. Click here to visit the Patient Portal.
Hot off the press! Manage your heart failure with an app on your phone. Click here for more details.
The Transitional Heart Failure Clinic (THFC) is designed to treat and support patients transitioning through phases of heart failure. Our goal is to provide excellent care and quality of life in patients with heart failure. Outside referrals into the clinic require an evaluation by a South Denver Cardiology Associates (SDCA) cardiologist. If the SDCA physician saw you during a hospital stay, then you may be referred directly to the clinic.
If you are unable to participate in Cardiac Rehab, or it is not covered by your insurance company, please ask for alternatives.
The THFC offers a comprehensive program staffed by highly qualified physicians, advanced practice nurses, cardiac R.N.’s, and medical assistants. The first visit is a 1-1/2 hour comprehensive overview that includes a detailed history, physical exam, medication review, and goal setting. Diagnostic and laboratory testing may be ordered. Education is a large focus of the clinic, and the modular education units are available on a link below on this website. Specific areas of educational support include fluid management, diet, exercise, medication management, and psychosocial needs. The clinic can provide same day or next day access and if needed IV diuretics. Once the patient has recovered and has completed the modular education, the patient is transitioned out of the THFC back to their primary cardiologist or physician.
If you think you would be a candidate for the THFC, please contact your primary care provider or cardiologist to be referred to our clinic.
Carol is 51 years old and had her heart failure successfully treated at the Transitional Heart Failure Clinic at South Denver Cardiology. Carol has an encouraging story for any woman who gets heart failure at any age.
What is CCM Therapy?
CCM stands for cardiac contractility modulation therapy, a treatment that may be an option for people who aren’t adequately responding to heart failure medications. CCM is delivered by an implantable pulse generator called an Optimizer that is similar in size to a pacemaker. Learn more about CCM therapy that SDCA offers here in this video.
What is Heart Failure FlyerView
Your Daily ResponsibilitiesView
Heart Failure Zones, What zone are you in today?View
Heart Failure Daily LogView
Nutrition and Heart Failure GuidelinesView
Limiting Your PotassiumView
Low Potassium/Low Sodium Diet GuideView
Sodium in Your Diet- all about the labelsView
Sodium in Processed FoodsView
Sources of Sodium in Your DietView
Farxiga/Jardiance info sheetView
The THFC has patient resources provided by the Heart Failure Society of America. We thank them for the use of this material.
The Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) has prepared a series of educational modules designed to help patients learn to live successfully with heart failure. The advice in the modules can help heart failure patients feel better, stay out of the hospital and live longer. The modules are self-contained and written in easy to understand language. Each module provides practical information on a specific topic that is useful to both patients and their families. Each module also includes questions that should ask their doctors or nurses. Patients should actively work with their health care providers to achieve the best outcomes.Heart Failure Society of America
Module 1- Taking Control of Heart FailureView
Module 2 – How to Follow a Low Sodium DietView
Module 3 – Heart Failure MedicationsView
Module 4 – Self-Care: Following Your Treatment Plan and Dealing with Your SymptomsView
Module 5 – Exercise and ActivityView
Module 6 – Managing Feelings About Heart FailureView
Module 7 – Tips for Family and Friends on Heart FailureView
Module 8 – Lifestyle Changes: Managing Other Chronic ConditionsView
Module 9 – Advance Care PlanningView
Module 10 – Heart Rhythm ProblemsView
Module 11 – Clinical TrialsView