Your treatment will depend on the type of heart failure you have and, in part, what caused it. Treatment may include:

Track your symptoms and keep your follow up appointments with your health care team.

Talk to your healthcare team about any questions or concerns you have with your plan of care.

The goal of heart failure care is to help you live a full and happy life.

You are the most important member of your care team. It is up to you to take your medications, make necessary lifestyle changes, track your weight and symptoms, and contact your healthcare team should you notice any changes.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 11/21/2018.

References

Guidelines:

  • Yany CW, et al. 2016 ACC/AHA/HFSA Focused Update on New Pharmacological Therapy for Heart Failure: An Update of the 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure; A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines and the Heart Failure Society of America; Circulation. 2016;134:000–000.
  • Yancy CW, et. al. 2013 ACCF/AHA Guideline for the Management of Heart Failure; A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0b013e31829e8776. Circulation. 2013;128:e240-e327.

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