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What are the goals of treating heart failure?

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The goals of treating heart failure are primarily to decrease the likelihood of disease progression (thereby decreasing the risk of death and the need for hospitalization), to lessen symptoms, and to improve quality of life.

Together, you and your doctor can determine the best course of treatment for you.

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control.
The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.
American College of Cardiology.
American Heart Association.

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 22, 2020

SOURCES:

Centers for Disease Control.
The Cleveland Clinic Heart and Vascular Institute.
American College of Cardiology.
American Heart Association.

 

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 22, 2020

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