Heart Failure - Other Treatment
Intra-aortic balloon pump
intra-aortic balloon pump is sometimes
used to help the heart pump more blood during
sudden heart failure.
to your doctor before you take any over-the-counter medicine or
supplement. They are used along with medical treatments for heart failure, not instead of treatment.
You may hear
about supplements, vitamins, or hormones that might improve heart failure
Fish oil (omega-3 fatty acid) supplements have been shown to help heart failure patients. In some studies, fish oil supplements, taken along with other heart failure medicines, helped people stay out of the hospital and live longer.2
No other supplement, vitamin, or hormone has been shown definitely to relieve heart
failure or help you live longer.
Examples include coenzyme Q10 and hawthorn.
- Only some of the studies of coenzyme Q10 showed that it helps heart
- Hawthorn is an herb that is sometimes used in Europe and Asia
to try to increase blood flow to the heart.