10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Heart Failure

  1. What likely caused my heart failure, and is there an underlying illness we can treat?
  2. How severe is my heart failure?
  3. What are my treatment options?
  4. Should I enroll in a cardiac rehabilitation program?
  5. What should I do if my symptoms suddenly get worse?
  6. What lifestyle changes can I make to feel better?
  7. How will this affect daily activities, such as having sex, playing golf, or babysitting my grandkids?
  8. What can I do to reduce stress and anxiety?
  9. How do I explain my condition to my friends, family, and co-workers?
  10. Am I eligible for any clinical trials?

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WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum, MD on July 17, 2018

Sources

SOURCES:

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute:  "Explore Heart Failure."

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