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Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Heart Failure

Updated on November 01, 2021
Medically reviewed by
Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H.
Article written by
Alison Channon

  • You can start a conversation with your doctor about ways to improve your heart failure symptoms and quality of life.
  • Use this discussion guide as a reference at your next doctor’s appointment.
  • Add your own questions to get the most out of your time with your doctor.

Heart failure is a serious diagnosis, but it doesn’t mean life is over. There are treatments and lifestyle changes that can significantly improve your heart failure symptoms and quality of life. This printable discussion guide can help you navigate a conversation about heart failure with your doctor. Download the guide and bring it to your next doctor appointment to get the information you need to take care of your health.

Updated on November 01, 2021
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Glenn Gandelman, M.D., M.P.H. is assistant clinical professor of medicine at New York Medical College and in private practice specializing in cardiovascular disease in Greenwich, Connecticut. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Learn more about him here.
Alison Channon has nearly a decade of experience writing about chronic health conditions, mental health, and women's health. Learn more about her here.

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