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How can you manage heart failure?

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It takes a team to manage heart failure, and you are the key player. Your heart doctor will prescribe your medications and manage other medical problems. Other team members, including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and social workers, will also lend a hand. But it's up to you to take your medicine, change your diet, live a healthy lifestyle, keep your follow-up appointments, and be an active member of the team.

From: Heart Failure Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

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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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