Features June 2015 Issue

Acceptance of Heart Failure Key to Better Quality of Life

Heart failure patients who actively participate in their treatment enjoy a much improved quality of life.

Acceptance of Heart Failure Key to Better Quality of Life

Research shows that patients who acknowledge their condition, and are proactive about treatment, have much better outcomes.

A diagnosis of heart failure can seem devastating. Upon getting such news, some patients withdraw and donít engage in their treatment and lifestyle changes. They see heart failure as a death sentence, so they become hopeless about their futures. Others enter a period of denial, yet also wind up not following their doctorís advice about medication, diet, exercise and other changes.

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