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Living with heart failure requires plenty of good cardiac care to manage your lifestyle and treatment. Having a strong cardiac care team is important, but it can also be helpful to have support from your friends and family.

Managing Medication

When you have suffered from heart failure, you will probably need to take multiple medications in order to keep yourself healthy. Your doctor should explain all of your medications take and make sure that you understand how much you need to take, and when it should be taken. It can also be helpful to draw up a schedule or to use a pill box to organise your medication so that you don’t miss taking any doses.

Cardiac Care and Support

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You will probably see your cardiologist on a regular basis after being diagnosed with heart failure. Your doctor will want to monitor your condition closely in order to detect any signs of trouble and to ensure that your treatment is working properly. As well as conducting tests and modifying your treatment as necessary, your cardiac care team will also provide you with advice on living with heart failure and making lifestyle changes to help protect your heart.

You will often need to take life a little easier after experiencing heart failure. It is important to take your recovery slowly and to avoid physical exertion. This might mean that you have to change jobs or even to avoid certain chores around the house.

Coping with all of these changes, along with the treatment and the symptoms caused by your heart failure can be very difficult. Your friends and family can provide both practical and emotional support to help you through your recovery. You might also want to consider joining a support group or online forum where you can talk to other people who are going through the same experiences as you.

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