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Heart Failure Care

Heart failure means that your heart muscle doesn't pump as much blood as your body needs. Failure doesn't mean that your heart has stopped. It means that your heart is not pumping as well as it should.

With heart failure you can achieve and maintain your best quality of life with the help of expert cardiology care. From the hospital to the home, our team of heart failure experts will stay in close contact with you, your family, and primary care physician to support the education and medical oversight that you need. The goal with heart failure is to reduce unneeded emergency room visits, prevent hospitalizations, and help you live a full life. St. Luke’s emphasizes patient education and the involvement of patients and families in developing a care plan to support the best outcomes possible.

Palliative medicine experts are also available to support care planning and help optimize quality of life for you and your family. We'll help you identify priorities and collaborate with the rest of the heart failure care team to drive toward what matters most to you.

Highlights & Resources

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Magic Valley staff members save a life, off duty and in the middle of the road

  • Blog Post

    Need for St. Luke’s Heart Failure Clinic Drives Staff, Service Expansion

  • Blog Post

    St. Luke’s Approach Transforms Heart Patient into CEO of his Health

  • Article

    Heart Failure: Checking Your Weight

St. Luke's Earns National Award for Cardiovascular Care

Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Your Heart is in Good Hands

St. Luke’s in both Boise and Meridian earned Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital recognition for the 14th year, awarded by Watson (Truven) Health™. Compared to more than 1,000 U.S. hospitals, Top 50 Hospitals like St. Luke’s have higher survival rates, fewer patient complications, shorter average lengths of stay, and lower total costs per patient.


Optimizing Your Quality of Life