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Before you meet with your doctor, take a moment to:

  • Write down questions to bring with you
  • Gather your medical records to share
  • Be ready to take notes to help you remember important points
  • Consider bringing a friend or family member to your appointment or procedure, if circumstances allow

When you meet with your doctor, ask:

  • About the severity of your condition
  • What class of heart failure you are in
  • About the implications of your symptoms and ways to manage them
  • What kind of treatment options may be best for you, and the associated risks, benefits and side effects of that treatment
  • What to expect during treatment
  • About undesirable side effects from medications or other treatments

During your discussion, your doctor should give you:

  • A clear explanation of your condition, diagnostic tests and treatment options, as well as the risks and benefits of treatments
  • Action steps to take if your symptoms worsen
  • Referrals to appropriate specialists when necessary

Talking about your treatment options with family, friends and others in your life is also a helpful way to receive the support and care you need. They can offer support as you prepare for treatment, a hospital stay (if necessary) and recovery.

Together, you and your medical care team will make the best decisions for your care based on your individual case.

Learn about managing your heart failure with the CardioMEMS™ HF System

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