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How can you keep your heart failure from getting worse?

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Monitor your symptoms. Check for changes in how much fluid builds up in your body by weighing yourself every day. Check for swelling, too. See your doctor regularly in order to make sure you are staying healthy and that your heart failure isn't getting worse.

From: Heart Failure Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?" "Ventricular Assist Device."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: Indications," "General principles of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator."

International Journal of Clinical PracticeI : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.” f

Harvard Health Publishing: "Heart failure and potassium."

Clinical Calcium : "Magnesium in congestive heart failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES: 

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute: "How Is Heart Failure Treated?" "Ventricular Assist Device."

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure Medications."

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

UpToDate: "Cardiac resynchronization therapy in heart failure: Indications," "General principles of the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator."

International Journal of Clinical PracticeI : “Ivabradine -- the first selective sinus node channel inhibitor in the treatment of stable angina.” f

Harvard Health Publishing: "Heart failure and potassium."

Clinical Calcium : "Magnesium in congestive heart failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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