So you have heart failure, and the type you have makes it hard for your heart to pump enough blood to the rest of your body (called heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, HFrEF, or systolic heart failure). Now what?
You probably feel scared and overwhelmed, and flooded with questions about your diagnosis. But you are not alone.
A team at the American College of Cardiology has created "I Have Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction. Now What?" to help you and your care team talk through and make informed decisions about the best first steps for managing your condition.
Similar to other chronic health conditions such as diabetes or asthma, heart failure requires ongoing monitoring and management. Treatment can help you feel better, live longer, and avoid hospital stays. That’s why it’s so important for you to take an active role in your care plan from the start.
Use "I Have Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction. Now What?" to review and talk about: