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.

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A diagnosis of heart failure can seem devastating. Upon getting such news, some patients withdraw and dont 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 doctors advice about medication, diet, exercise and other changes.
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