Living with Heart Failure and Managing Advanced HF

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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:

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:

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.

Get Happy

Happy the App is a platform with trained compassionate listeners who can offer support and encouragement to you, 24/7. For each caller referred by the American Heart Association through May 31, 2021, Happy will donate a free first-time call valued at $24 to the American Heart Association’s Support Network, for a minimum donation of $50,000.

Heart Failure Tools and Resources

A wealth of information to help you successfully manage heart failure.

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A self management tool that empowers heart failure patients to better manage and live with their condition.