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Should I talk to my doctor if I think I'm likely to have heart failure?

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If you think you're likely to have heart failure, you should talk to your doctor. She can check your heart, help you make changes to your lifestyle, and may suggest you take medication.

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Who Is at Risk for Heart Failure?"

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "About Heart Failure."

CDC: "Heart Disease and Stroke."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Who Is at Risk for Heart Failure?"

Mayo Clinic: "Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "About Heart Failure."

CDC: "Heart Disease and Stroke."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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