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When can you return to work if you have heart failure?

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If you have been in the hospital for your heart failure, your doctor will tell you how soon you can return to work after you go home. Your return to work will be based on your overall health, symptoms, and your rate of recovery. You should try to work as long as you are able. If you have a job that requires a lot of physical work, you may need to change some of your job-related activities. This may involve job re-training or taking disability. Talk to your doctor about the type of job you have. Your doctor can help you decide if your job will affect your heart condition and if you need to make changes.

From: Living With Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure" and "How can I Live With Heart Failure?"

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

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure" and "How can I Live With Heart Failure?"

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

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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