Dr. Moore has a true passion for helping heart failure patients regain control of their lives. Dr. Moore has a true passion for helping heart failure patients regain control of their lives.

For Polly Moore, MD, FACC, helping patients live and die well with heart failure is not just a job, it’s a passion. One that started 25 years ago when she began her career as a nurse and found satisfaction working with heart patients in the emergency room.

Dr. Moore, now a cardiologist with Franciscan Physician Network Indiana Heart Physicians, is director of the practice’s Heart Failure Care Clinic and works with Kindred as a consultant, rounding on cardiac patients at Kindred Hospital – Indianapolis South, and providing clinician education there on the heart disease process.

“I was drawn in particular to the heart failure patients, primarily because of the way heart failure impacts their whole lives,” she said. “I try to teach the patients and their families how to get the heart failure under control so they can live well with it.”

Dr. Moore said that, understandably, people are immobilized when they get a diagnosis like heart failure. Her goal is to intervene and help them see how they can improve their lives, or help them and their families process a terminal prognosis, if that is the case.

“Breaking down people’s barriers is sometimes the most challenging part,” she said. “Overcoming the reasons they don’t do what I recommend, whether they are financial, or they don’t understand the situation – I want to help them get the medical care to fit into their lives.”

Through outreach, patient care and participation in meetings, symposiums and with organizations such as Go Red For Women, Dr. Moore strives to educate as many clinicians, patients and caregivers as she can about therapies and strategies for coping and living with heart failure. Her colleagues at Kindred feel that makes her worthy of honor during this Cardiovascular Professionals Week.

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Dr. Moore has a true passion for helping heart failure patients regain control of their lives.