While you are in the hospital, your cardiologist may treat your heart failure symptoms in a special critical care unit. Physicians and nurses in this unit are specially trained to provide aggressive medical care and education to you and your family.
You may be asked to keep track of the fluids you drink (your "intake"), the amount you urinate (your "output") and your weight every day you are in the hospital.
You will also be provided with written handouts about weight control, medications and self care expectations. Try to review this information and if you have any questions, please ask. If your hospital stay is long, you will also take part in our "self-medication program."