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Introduction - Taking Control of Your Heart Failure

Many people with heart failure lead normal, active lives. They do so because they have learned to take good care of themselves. You can take control of heart failure by understanding and carefully following your treatment plan. The Heart Failure Society of America has prepared a series of modules to help you learn to live successfully with heart failure.

Currently, your symptoms may seriously limit your activities. You may feel frightened by your diagnosis. You may also feel discouraged about your treatment plan. The advice in this series of modules can help you feel better, stay out of the hospital and live longer. It can also build confidence in your ability to live well with heart failure and its treatment.

Module Topics:

This module provides basic information on heart failure. It will help you:

  • Understand your treatment plan.
  • Learn how to actively work with your doctor or nurse so you can feel better.
  • Learn how to overcome common stumbling blocks in following your treatment plan.


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