HEART FAILURE MANAGEMENT
Heart failure is usually a chronic and progressive condition that needs long-term management. While there is no cure, today’s options help more people than ever manage their heart failure, live longer and improve their quality of life. In some cases, doctors may recommend a medical procedure, so they can better monitor or treat your heart failure. Undergoing a procedure can be a major step toward feeling better.
Learn more about the different monitoring and treatments available for heart failure management.
TALKING ABOUT YOUR OPTIONS
Receiving a heart failure diagnosis is difficult. One of the healthiest moves you can make is to actively participate in your own care, and discussing your diagnosis and treatment options is extremely important. Managing heart failure effectively is usually a team effort, so make sure that you have what you need to make informed decisions.
Learn what you can do to prepare for when you meet with your doctor about your diagnosis and how you can get support from family and friends.
HEART FAILURE—RECEIVING AN IMPLANTED DEVICE
If you will be undergoing a procedure to help treat or monitor your heart failure, you may feel more comfortable if you know what to expect. Your doctor and medical team are the best source of information, so be sure to ask questions if you do not understand or want to know more.
Learn more about implant procedures.
RECOVERING AFTER YOUR PROCEDURE
After undergoing a surgical procedure, you should always follow your doctor’s directions. If you experience signs of infection, heart trouble or depression, contact your doctor right away. Keep all scheduled appointments after your procedure, and share ideas with your family and friends about how they can help you during your recovery.
Learn more about recovering immediately after your procedure.