Heart Failure Awareness 365 News
This month, HFSA is sharing information on how patients can advocate for their own health by eating well - even in unforeseen circumstances, listening to their own body and seeking care when they think something is wrong.
Featured Resources
Patient-Focused Webinar Offers Advice on When Patients Should Seek Help for Advanced Heart Failure
In a previously-recorded webinar, Mark Drazner, MD, MSc, from UT Southwestern Medical Center, shared warning signs of advanced heart failure that every patient should know. The webinar recording is available free of charge in the HFSA Learning Center.

New Podcast Episode Investigates the Importance of Self-Advocacy
On a new episode of the  Heart Failure Beat: Healthy Living podcast , learn the importance of self-advocating for your health and hear a conversation between a heart failure physician and a heart advocate who is living with heart failure and was diagnosed with Coronavirus.  

Stay tuned for a new podcast episode on how you can have more successful virtual visits with your care team -- coming in early June!
Maintaining Your Heart Health While Staying Home
Multiple measures have been implemented nationwide to halt the transmission of the disease including social distancing and taking Shelter-In-Place. This has resulted in limited access to grocery shopping and eating out for the majority of people.

Take Control of Your Heart Failure
Take an active role in your health! One way to do this is to understand your treatment plan and work with your care team to find solutions that work for you. View the link to explore a free resource from HFSA, entitled Taking Control of Your Heart Failure . This pamphlet is available in the HFSA Learning Center free of charge. Similar informational pamphlets are available in the HFSA Patient Tools page .

ALERT : Do not stop any of your medications unless instructed by your healthcare team to do so. It is important that you have an adequate supply of your heart failure medications and that you request extended duration of supplies and refills from your providers during these times.
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