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Heart failure is a lifelong condition that needs to be managed. There are a number of treatment options, which will ultimately depend on:

  • The underlying reason for the heart failure – for example, if you had a prior heart attack, or have high blood pressure or a valve problem.
  • Your type of heart failure – often based on your ejection fraction (normal vs. low).
  • How severe your heart failure is; there is a very wide range of severity from very mild to extremely severe. This is estimated based on your symptoms.
  • Other existing conditions such as your kidney function.

Treatment generally includes a combination of lifestyle changes, medications, cardiac rehab, and procedures, including devices such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or a left ventricular assist device (LVAD).

Tools to Manage HF

  • Last Edited 03/26/2024