Heart Failure Treatment Is a Team Effort
Heart failure success management is a team effort, and you are the main player on the team. Your heart doctor will prescribe your medications and manage other medical problems. Other team members — including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and social workers — will help you achieve success. But it is up to YOU to take your medications, make dietary changes, live a healthy lifestyle, keep your follow-up appointments, and always be an active member of the team.
What Is the Outlook for People With Heart Failure?
With the right care, heart failure will not stop you from doing the things you enjoy. Your prognosis or outlook for the future will depend on how well your heart muscle is functioning, your symptoms, and how well you respond to and follow your treatment plan.
People with a long-term illness, such as heart failure, should discuss their desires for long term medical care with their doctor and family members.