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Pulmonary artery pressure monitoring

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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
Step 1

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
Step 2

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
Step 3

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.

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