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.