Living with Heart Failure and Managing Advanced HF
After the heart failure diagnosis
Although it can be difficult living with a chronic condition like heart failure, many people learn to manage the symptoms – and enjoy full lives.
People who report greater levels of improvement and emotional well-being often build new habits around eating better, tracking and managing their symptoms and exercising (as directed by their healthcare team).
At the American Heart Association, we’re developing quality education and expanding resources to help you and your loved ones successfully Rise Above Heart Failure.
Learn more about living successfully with heart failure:
- Physical changes to report to your healthcare team
- About your healthcare team and partnering in your treatment
- Help for caregivers who often play an important role in successfully managing heart failure
Dealing with advanced heart failure
Advanced heart failure means the condition has progressed to where traditional therapies and symptom management are no longer working. Of the more than 6 million American adults living with heart failure, about 10 percent have advanced heart failure. Their treatment decisions can become more complex.
Learn more about options for people facing advanced heart failure:
- About advanced HF
- Recognizing advanced HF and knowing your options
- Planning ahead and shared decision-making
- Communicating with your healthcare provider
- Overcoming barriers to shared decision-making
Be sure to visit our Support Network, where you can connect with an encouraging group of people online and share insights with others like you.