Read about the experiences of heart failure patients and how treatment helped them.
Bring this list of questions about treating heart failure to your next appointment with your doctor—and be sure to take notes during your conversation.
Discussing Heart Failure Treatment
Receiving a heart failure diagnosis and learning about your treatment options can feel overwhelming. However, discussing heart failure treatment options with your doctor and medical team is extremely important, especially as you learn about your doctor’s recommended treatment. Always take time to prepare for your conversations with your doctor.
This list of suggestions can help you get started. You can print this page and bring it with you to your next office visit.
Before you meet with your doctor:
When you meet with your doctor, ask:
During your discussion, your doctor should give you:
Talking about your treatment options with family, friends and others in your life is also a helpful way to receive the support and care you need. They can offer support as you begin to prepare for treatment, a hospital stay (if necessary) and recovery.