How to live with heart failure

If you have heart failure, you will likely have to follow a treatment plan for the rest of your life.

Even with treatment, heart failure often gets worse over time. However, you can take steps to have a higher quality of life.

How to manage heart failure at home

Following your treatment plan can help relieve symptoms and make daily activities easier. It also can lower the chance that you’ll have to go to the hospital.

Take your medicines as prescribed. Tell your provider if you have side effects from any of your medicines. They might adjust the dose or change the type of medicine you take to reduce side effects.