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  1. 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

  2. A Glossary of Heart Failure Terms

    Become informed of important heart failure terminology.

  3. Edema Overview

    WebMD explains edema, swelling that can be caused by a number of medical conditions, including the types of edema, causes, symptoms, and treatments.

  4. Heart Failure and Blood Vessel Dilators

    Information on blood vessel dilators, also called vasodilators, and how the drugs can help treat heart failure.

  5. Heart Failure Resources

    A list of resources for heart failure.

  6. Living With Heart Failure

    WebMD gives your tips for living with heart failure and the lifestyle changes that go with it.

  7. Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) for Heart Failure

    WebMD looks at how a left ventricular assist device -- also called a LVAD -- can help a heart weakened by heart failure.

  8. Heart Failure and Caregiver Burnout

    Are you stressed out from caring for a loved one with heart failure? WebMD tells you how to recognize caregiver burnout and what to do about it.

  9. Heart Failure Treatment by Stage

    WebMD explains the Stages of Heart Failure, including symptoms and treatments.

  10. Heart Failure and Beta-Blockers

    Beta-blockers are drugs that improve the heart's ability to relax. WebMD looks at how this medication is used to treat heart failure.

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