With heart failure, your heart isn’t pumping as well as it should be. This means that your body is not getting the oxygen it needs. Heart failure can impact your quality of life. With heart failure, you may experience symptoms that range from moderate to severe.2,3
When heart failure progresses, hospital admissions become more common. Each hospital admission can cause more damage to the heart, and increase risk of death.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, talk with your doctor, and be sure to bring this list of questions to any conversations.
If left untreated, patients who are hospitalized for heart failure die WITHIN 2.5 YEARS4
Zuleyma – diagnosed with heart failure and taking steps toward improving her quality of life.*
If you are changing your lifestyle and limiting activities because you feel tired, your heart failure may be getting worse. A heart failure specialist can help you understand your options and create a treatment plan that is right for you.
Active engagement in your health often means finding the right doctor. Get connected to a heart failure specialist near you.
As heart failure gets worse and the heart becomes weaker, medicine becomes less effective. Other therapies may then be needed.6
Together, you and your heart failure specialist can discuss options for helping you manage your heart failure.
"I literally was turning into a couch potato. I couldn’t go from my couch to the bathroom without taking two or three stops for resting with a cane. Now I go outside, I walk around, I spend time with my animals. I spend time with the wife.”
Ed – living with heart failure and a PA pressure monitor system called CardioMEMS™ HF System.*
"I've opted to try and manage things through managing the amount of fluid and pressure that I’m putting on my heart, and so being able to know that someone is watching and helping me to maintain those levels to keep the pressure off of my heart – that’s what makes the biggest difference.”
Iris – who is back to playing with her grandchildren and cheering for her favorite football team now that she has her CardioMEMS™ HF System.*
These materials are not intended to replace your doctor’s advice or information. For any questions or concerns you may have regarding the medical procedures, devices and/or your personal health, please discuss these with your physician.
*This testimonial relates an account of an individual’s response to the treatment. This patient’s account is genuine, typical and documented. However, it does not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other persons may have to the treatment. Responses to the treatment discussed can and do vary and are specific to the individual patient.