Heart Failure Center - Inpatient Unit A few of our many distinctive services include our unique Heart Failure Center, a highly specialized inpatient cardiac unit designed for the care of complex cardiovascular patients. To complement this care, we offer each patient a follow-up visit within three days of hospital discharge. What is Unique About Treatment at a Dedicated Heart Failure Center? Nationally, one in five patients hospitalized with heart failure return to the hospital within a week after discharge. Our unique proactive approach is based on the latest scientific treatment guidelines. Patient-specific goals are created to measure individual progress throughout the day. If the patient does not meet his/her goals, the care plan is proactively modified, instead of waiting for a patient’s status to deteriorate and thereby experience more advanced symptoms. The Highland Heart Failure Center is also designed to prepare patients for optimal success in the outpatient setting. By concentrating resources – including staff and cardiac testing – and centralizing patients we are able to expedite care, decrease length of hospital stay and reduce hospital readmissions. See More Heart Failure Education Videos Learning About Heart Failure Heart Failure Lifestyle Heart Failure Medications Heart Failure Discharge Compared to the national average of over 20% - 25% readmission rate within 30 days after hospital discharge, to date the patients discharged from the Highland Hospital Heart Failure Center enjoy a < 8% readmission rate.