What treatments are available?
Since the time you were diagnosed with heart failure, youve likely been taking some combination of medications to relieve your symptoms, improve your quality of life, reduce your risk of hospitalization, and help you live longer. At some point, however, drug therapy will no longer be enough to manage your condition. As your heart failure advances, you may need to consider device therapy, or even heart transplantation, to treat your condition.
- Heart failure medications
- What should I do if I experience side effects from my medications?
- Why do I need all these medications?
- Why is it important for me to take my medications as directed?
- How to read a prescription label
- What are some strategies that will help me take my medications as directed?
- Why is my provider adjusting my medications?
- Are there any medications I need to avoid if I have heart failure?
- Devices that can help me
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs)
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)
- What is implantable hemodynamic monitoring and how can it help?
- Treatment options for advanced heart failure
- Can heart failure be reversed with surgery?
- What is a ventricular assist device (VAD) and how can it help?
- Do I need a heart transplant?