10 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about...

Heart Failure

  1. What is heart failure and how did I get it? How common is this condition?

  2. How bad is my heart failure? How long do I have to live?

  3. Are there any surgical options available to me?

  4. Why do I need to eat less salt? What foods should I avoid?

  5. Why am I taking blood pressure medicine for heart failure? How long will it take to start working?

  6. Do these medications have side effects? If so, how do I handle them?

  7. What types of physical activity are safe for me?

  8. Will heart failure affect my ability to be intimate with my partner?

  9. What do I do if my heart failure symptoms start getting worse?

  10. How do I reach you in case of an emergency?

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Heart failure is the condition in which the heart stops beating.