Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Congestive heart failure (CHF), also known as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet your body’s needs. Although the term sounds frightening, the definition of CHF does not mean your heart has stopped — it just indicates your heart might be weak and is not working effectively.
The UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute's Advanced Heart Failure Center is among the nation’s leading programs of its kind and the only full-service center in western Pennsylvania. We offer standard and minimally invasive procedures to treat CHF and other serious heart conditions.