Heart Failure - Other Treatment
to your doctor before you take any over-the-counter medicine or
supplement. There's no strong evidence that
vitamins or other supplements can help treat heart
They are used along with medical heart failure treatments, not instead of treatment.
But you may still hear
about supplements that might improve heart failure
symptoms. But no supplement has been shown definitely to relieve heart
failure or help you live longer.
Examples include coenzyme Q10, fish oil, and hawthorn.
- Only some of the studies of coenzyme Q10 showed that it helps heart
- Fish oil supplements have not been shown to definitely help heart failure patients feel better or live longer. But eating fish that have a lot of omega-3 fatty acids, like tuna and salmon, are part of a heart-healthy diet.
- Hawthorn is an herb that is sometimes used in Europe and Asia
to try to increase blood flow to the heart.