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    1. Heart Failure and Blood Vessel Dilators

      Get information on blood vessel dilators, also called vasodilators, including how the drugs can help treat heart failure.

    2. Heart Failure Exercise Log

      An exercise log for people with heart failure. Check with your doctor before beginning an exercise program.

    3. Heart Failure and the Echocardiogram

      Learn more about echocardiograms and how they're used in the diagnosis of heart failure.

    4. Healthy Eating: Eating Less Sodium

      When you have heart failure, you need to eat less sodium, which is a component of salt. You will feel better and will lower your risk of being hospitalized by following the suggestions in this Actionset.Key pointsYour doctor may limit your sodium intake to less than per day.Keeping track of your sodium intake is the surest way of evaluating your diet.Processed foods and restaurant foods typically

    5. Coenzyme Q10 - Topic Overview

      WebMD provides information on Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and its uses, side effects, health claims, benefits, and safety information. Learn about CoQ10 here.

    6. Heart Failure: Taking Medicines Properly

      Medicines do not cure heart failure. However, they can make you feel better, help your heart work better, and help you live longer.Key pointsTake a list of your medicines or bring your medicines with you when you visit your doctor. Include both medicines that were prescribed to you by other doctors and any nonprescription medicines and natural supplements that you take. Review the list with your .

    7. Beta-Blockers for Heart Failure

      Drug details for Beta-blockers for heart failure.

    8. Heart Failure - Topic Overview

      Most people with heart failure can still have an active sex life. But sexual problems are common. Your interest may drop,or you may have shortness of breath or other symptoms that limit your ability to have sex. Men may have erection problems. To make sex easier on you and your heart: Avoid sexual activity when: It's very hot or humid outside. You're under stress. You've just had a meal. ...

    9. Heart Failure: Activity and Exercise

      When you have heart failure, it is very important to exercise regularly. If you are not already active, your doctor may want you to begin an exercise program. Of course, a safe level of exercise will depend on your specific diagnosis and stage of heart failure. But even if you can only do a small amount of exercise, it is better than not doing any exercise at all.Key pointsHave a checkup before ..

    10. Heart Failure and the BNP Blood Test

      If you have heart failure, you may have heard of a BNP blood test. But what is it?

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