Quick guide to managing heart failure

You are being treated for heart failure. The information in this quick guide will help you better understand heart failure.

This guide also includes things that you and your health care team can do together to help you feel better.

The goal of your treatment is to make you feel better and make you live longer.

By following your lifestyle and medicine plan, your quality of life should improve. Your heart may even work better.

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Heart failure: Stay healthy and out of the hospital

For many people, winter means a busy holiday season, gatherings centered on food and weather outside that's frightful. If you have heart failure, don't let these factors foul your plans to stay healthy.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Heart Failure, fifth edition, 1-931876-31-2
First Published: 10/04/2002
Last Reviewed: 12/10/2015