HF Self Care

Heart failure is an illness that can be managed with medications and close self-care. One aspect of self-care is understanding your illness. Read the other sections to learn about heart failure and talk with your doctor and nurses about your heart failure and treatments. Prognosis is hard to predict and your heart failure doctor may not be able to say how your body will respond to your weakened heart function. Having heart failure requires you and your family to work closely with your healthcare team. Treatments can include many medications to help your heart and possibly, some advanced treatments or surgery. One of the best things a person with heart failure can do is to closely manage their own care