Heart Failure Clinic

The Living Well with Heart Failure Clinic is a key component of the North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) Heart Center. Our team includes cardiologists, nurse practitioners, heart failure nurse coordinators, dietitians, case managers, and home care specialists. Team members work closely with patients and their primary care physicians throughout the process. Our outpatient clinic, offered by NSMC’s cardiovascular colleagues, provides comprehensive education to heart failure patients, enabling them to successfully manage their illness after they leave the hospital.

High-Performing Hospital in Heart Failure Care


North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) has been ranked among the top five Best Hospitals in the Boston Metro Area and among the top six in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report. It has also been designated high-performing in heart failure care. Read more

Heart Failure Clinic

The clinic’s team of caregivers works closely with patients, their families and physicians to provide support and help manage their heart failure condition. Lifestyle choices, medication and continuous monitoring are all components of the program that help Heart Center patients to:

  • Decrease their heart failure symptoms 
  • Increase their exercise capacity
  • Improve their quality of life
  • Slow progression of the disease
  • Improve their long-term survival

Patients with heart failure who are patients at North Shore Medical Center, as well as those being treated on an outpatient basis meet regularly with a heart failure nurse. The nurse will works closely with your primary care physician and cardiologist to optimize your care.

Referral to the clinic

Heart Center patients may self-refer to the Living Well with Heart Failure clinic or may request a physician referral.

Most insurance policies cover a portion of the cost of this program. Even if you are receiving home care services, you may also be eligible for enrollment.