After the Heart Failure (HF) Diagnosis
Although it can be difficult to live with a chronic condition like heart failure, many people can and do learn to manage the symptoms and live full and enjoyable lives. People who typically report greater levels of improvement and emotional wellbeing are often the ones who are willing to build new habits around eating better, exercising as directed by their healthcare team, and tracking and managing their symptoms.
At the American Heart Association, we are developing quality education and expanding resources to help you and your loved ones successfully rise above heart failure.
Learn More About Living Successfully with Heart Failure:
- Physical changes to report to your healthcare team
- About your healthcare team and partnering in your treatment
- Help for caregivers who often play a very important role in successfully managing heart failure
Dealing with Advanced Heart Failure
Advanced heart failure is a term used when the condition has progressed to a point where traditional therapies and symptom management are no longer working. Of the more than 6 million American adults living with heart failure, about ten percent have advanced heart failure, and treatment decisions can become more complex.
Learn More About Options and Insight For People Facing Advanced Heart Failure
- About advanced HF
- Recognizing advanced HF and knowing your options
- Planning ahead and shared decision making
- Communicating with your healthcare provider
- Overcoming barriers to shared decision making
Be sure to visit our Support Network where you can connect with an encouraging group of people online and give and receive insight from others like you.
This content was last reviewed September 2015.