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Can medication cure heart failure?

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Medications for heart failure are intended to improve symptoms. They cannot cure heart failure. Your doctor will work with you to find the best medicine to relieve your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "How Can I Live With Heart Failure?" and "Heart Failure Medications."

MedlinePlus: "Heart failure - Medicines."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

 

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "How Can I Live With Heart Failure?" and "Heart Failure Medications."

MedlinePlus: "Heart failure - Medicines."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

 

 

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

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