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    1. Heart Failure Treatment: Potassium and Magnesium

      Learn how potassium and magnesium supplements are used to treat heart failure.

    2. 10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Heart Failure

      If you've been diagnosed with heart failure, you might want to ask your doctor these questions.

    3. Monitoring Heart Failure

      These tips can help you monitor your heart failure and track your treatment plan.

    4. Treating Severe Heart Failure

      Severe heart failure may be treated with inotropic therapy. Learn more from WebMD about this treatment.

    5. Heart Failure - Surgery

      People who have heart failure with chest pain (angina) or who have had a heart attack in the past may benefit from coronary artery bypass surgery or angioplasty to open clogged arteries. Some people may have surgery to repair specific underlying causes of heart failure, such as damaged valves. In cases that have a specific treatable cause, surgery sometimes can greatly improve or eliminate heart .

    6. Heart Failure - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Activity and exercise for heart failure Avoiding triggers for sudden heart failure Eating less sodium when you have heart failure Taking your medicines properly when you have heart failure Watching your fluid intake when .

    7. Heart Failure - Coping With Your Feelings

      Heart failure brings big changes to your life. You may struggle with sadness and worry. You may wonder if you'll still be able to enjoy your life. Coping with your feelings and seeking help when you need it can help you live better with heart failure. Depression and anxiety One Woman's Story: Joan,54 "I would sit at my kitchen table and feel I was in this cloud of dread. I didn't feel like ...

    8. Heart Failure - Symptoms

      In the earliest stages of heart failure, you may not have any symptoms. Shortness of breath with exertion and fatigue often develop when the weakened heart is not pumping enough blood to meet your body's needs for oxygen and nutrients. The body's efforts to make up for heart failure eventually cause symptoms to get worse. Classic symptoms of heart failureSymptomWhat is it?More ...

    9. Heart Failure - Cause

      Heart failure is caused by diseases or other factors that affect the pumping ability of the heart, specifically the left lower chamber (left ventricle). When the heart cannot pump well, it is called systolic heart failure. Things that affect how the heart pumps include:Coronary artery disease (CAD) and heart attack (most common causes).Damage from poorly controlled high blood pressure or ...

    10. Heart Failure - Prevention

      The best way to prevent heart failure is to make changes in your lifestyle that lower your risk of developing heart disease. It is also important to control certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, to lessen your chances of developing heart failure. Heart disease caused by narrowing and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) in the blood vessels of the heart and ..

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