Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service (SNAHFS)

The Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service is at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital
provides a national service caring for patients across Scotland from the Borders to the Shetland Islands.

We are dedicated to managing patients with severe heart failure who may be candidates for heart transplantation and/or ventricular assist devices (artificial hearts). 

The management of heart failure patients involves early identification and control of risk factors, and predisposing conditions for heart failure.

We offer the following treatment options:

  • Defibrillators
  • Cardiac Resynchronisation Devices (pacemakers)
  • Ventricular Assist Devices (VADs)
  • ECMO (a technique that oxygenates blood outside the body)
  • Heart Transplantation

When used along with patient education to empower patients, these treatment options improve a patient's prognosis and decreases the likelihood of hospital readmission.

Meet the Scottish National Advanced Heart Failure Service team

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