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What should you make sure to do when seeing your doctor if you have heart failure?

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When you go to your appointment, take a list of your medications and any allergies you have. If another doctor prescribes any other drugs, call your heart doctor before you take them.

Make sure you know how to treat yourself if you have a virus, the flu, or a fever. Don't take any over-the-counter drugs unless you ask your doctor first. Ask him about getting the flu shot every year and the pneumonia vaccine so you can stay healthy.

Also talk to your doctor if you are having sexual problems or feel depressed.

From: How to Monitor Your Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure."

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Explore Heart Failure."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on September 6, 2019

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