Treatment for heart failure is improving as researchers develop new drugs and devices to strengthen the heart, and sometimes reverse damage. Learn more.
As I say to my patients, the treatments we have today are vastly different than those available even 5 years ago.
– Joseph Carrozza, MD
Women often have more severe symptoms of heart failure, but is that because they can be dismissed and underdiagnosed?
What I’ve learned from my patients about the challenges of heart failure. A cardiologist speaks out.
Do men and women receive the same heart failure medications? And are women treated as aggressively?
A diagnosis of heart failure can be frightening, but one cardiologist says there’s good reason to be hopeful. Learn an expert’s view on treatments that work and the most important things you can do to manage the condition.
Watch as WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte, MD, and other experts discuss the latest in treatments and research.
A single mom shares how she came back from a coma and heart failure diagnosis, and turned her health around with diet, exercise, and medication.
Diagnosed with heart failure at just 26 years old, Brittany Clayborne relied on electronics and technology to keep her heart pumping.
Two inspiring women share their experience with heart failure, from cutting their salt intake to being criticized for using handicap parking.
If your disease is complicated or you have other conditions, ask your insurance company for a case manager. [They] can guide you as you manage your care.
– Rhonda E. Monroe
Many people just give up and withdraw from activities and social contact entirely. But we know that those are such important buffers against depression.
– Mark Ketterer, PhD
We want to know what’s happening; you’re not bothering us. We come to work every day so you can live your best life.
– Nancy Sweitzer, MD, PhD
During the pandemic, my exercise routine fell by the wayside. … Let’s just say my heart failure diagnosis was the kick in the butt I needed to get restarted.
– Katherine Romano
Exercise was truly hard for me early on. … I started with whatever physical activity my body would allow: gentle yoga and some walking, mostly.
– Glenda Sexauer
I’d like to let other young adults with heart failure know that your team is so important. … It’s essential to have faith in your team.
– Jenna Bell
There's a fine line between trusting your doctor and trusting your gut. If you're not comfortable with what your doctor tells you, it's OK to get a second opinion.
– Kim Lewis
As a heart transplant recipient, Arthur D. Vaughn says conversations about our health should be as common as water cooler talk about last night’s game.
There are many potential costs when you have heart failure. Read about some factors to consider when you’re planning for the future.
What can you do to make your heart failure journey easier? Get advice and everyday tips from experts and heart failure advocates.
Heart failure is complex. Learn how to build a winning team of health professionals to get the care you deserve.
Be open and honest with your heart care team. Any new symptoms? Can’t pay for your medications? Small details can make a difference.
Jenna Bell went into heart failure when she was only 23 years old. She had no family history or risk factors. Read her story.
The human heart is a marvel, but a diagnosis of heart failure is a big deal. Find out what that means, what the stages are, and how it is treated.
Glenda Sexauer had always been healthy, but at 46 she was diagnosed with heart failure. A commitment to medication, diet, and exercise helped her beat the odds.
The Rev. Keith Norman, DMin, looked around him and saw a lack of healthy food options, health care, and green spaces. He set out to make changes.
Heart failure has slowed Aimee Rodriguez Zepeda down, but it hasn’t stopped her. Here’s how she manages the condition every day.
Your cardiologist will put together a care team to help strengthen your heart. This may include a nutritionist, physical therapist, and a heart rhythm doctor.
To take good care of your heart, you need to be mindful of your mood, too. Here are the keys to staying mentally healthy when you have heart failure.
Johnnie Davis was diagnosed in his early 30s with heart failure. He had sudden cardiac arrest and was clinically dead for 16 minutes. Watch his inspiring story.
How one woman adjusted to life with heart failure during COVID, and learned to thrive.