Treatments for Chronic Heart Failure (HF)
Several different kinds of medicines, as well as lifestyle changes, can be part of the treatment plan your doctor designs for you. Medicines of different types may be prescribed at the same time.
Heart rate medicines slow down your heartbeat so your heart doesn't work as hard.
Blood pressure medicines can help expand your blood vessels or bring down your blood pressure to make the heart's work easier.
Medications that strengthen your heart can help it to pump more blood with each beat.
"Water pills" can help relieve swelling from fluid buildup.
Surgery for Chronic Heart Failure
Doctors can sometimes repair the heart and get around blocked arteries with bypass surgery or heart valve surgery.
Devices that can be implanted:
- Devices that help the heart pump properly
- Devices that help fix the timing of your heart muscles
LIFESTYLE CHANGES CAN HELP RELIEVE CHRONIC HEART FAILURE SYMPTOMS
Eating better, having less salt, exercising, or quitting smoking could all be helpful.