Heart Failure Clinic Visit Change

Health and safety are always our top priorities at New York-Presbyterian. We have been preparing and planning for coronavirus (COVID-19) virus and will continue to provide the exceptional care to all of our patients and families that you have come to expect from us every day.

We know that this is a challenging time to all, although we recognize that this may be an even more stressful time for our cardiac community.

Clinic Visits for Heart Failure Patients

At this time, there is not sufficient scientific evidence to support any change in the medical regimen you have been receiving as part of your cardiac care.

It is important that we take extra precautions with heart failure or pulmonary hypertension patients. While clinics will continue to operate, routine clinic visits will be postponed or transitioned to telehealth video visits (our team will contact you to provide information on how to register).

It is essential that you call in prescription refills with some additional lead time to your pharmacies.

Cardiopulmonary exercise testing will be postponed.

CDC Recommendations

We have implemented vigorous policies and procedures, and we are following all governmental recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance on how to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy:

  • Wash your hands thoroughly or use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home when you are sick and encourage family to do the same.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash and immediately wash your hands. No tissue? Cough or sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

You can find more information about COVID-19, including travel guidance at www.nyp.org/coronavirus-information.