Features June 2019 Issue

Tell Your Doctor What You Want from Heart Failure Treatment

Tell Your Doctor What You Want from Heart Failure Treatment

An honest conversation will help you get the results you expect.

"If you have side effects from your medications and would rather not take them, I can understand," says Dr. Mountis. "If you don't want to be evaluated for an advanced therapy like a mechanical heart pump or a heart transplant, I can respect that decision after we have discussed the pros and cons. Our conversation will then shift to what you can expect to happen from that point on."

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