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Can I stop heart treatment failure if my symptoms go away?

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A healthy weight, active lifestyle, and proper medication are all key ways to take charge of the disease. But even you’ve been carefully following doctor’s orders and your symptoms ease or go away, it's crucial to keep an eye out for their returns. That’s because heart failure can be under control for a time and then become an issue again.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Heart Failure Fact Sheet.”

American Heart Association: “About Heart Failure,” “Warning Signs of Heart Failure.”

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Don’t Delay When Heart Failure Threatens.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Heart Failure Fact Sheet.”

American Heart Association: “About Heart Failure,” “Warning Signs of Heart Failure.”

University of California, San Francisco Medical Center: “Heart Failure Signs and Symptoms.”

Harvard Health Publications: “Don’t Delay When Heart Failure Threatens.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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