What can you do about heart failure?
Heart failure caused by damage to the heart that has developed over time can’t be cured, but it can be treated, often with strategies to improve symptoms. Meanwhile, people at high risk of developing heart failure can take preventive steps to reduce their risk.
Successful treatment depends on your willingness to get involved in managing the condition. You, your loved ones and your caregivers all play an active role as part of the health care team.
Your treatment plan will likely include:
- Lifestyle changes
- Devices and surgical procedures
- Ongoing care
Regardless of your treatment approach, you should follow all of your health care professional’s recommendations and make the necessary changes in your eating, exercise and lifestyle to give you the highest possible quality of life.