Heart Failure Awareness 365 News
In August, the HFSA Heart Failure Awareness 365 campaign explored how to manage heart failure along with diabetes and other conditions. Resources and information can be found below and be sure to check out the Patient Hub at hfsa.org/patient.
Featured Resources
Education Module: Managing Other Chronic Conditions

Some common chronic medical conditions may impact your heart failure treatment plan. The most common include: Diabetes, lung disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, decreased kidney function, arthritis, muscle and joint pain. Managing these with your heart failure can be difficult, so it is important that everyone on your health care team is aware of your medications, conditions, and illnesses. Learn more in the HFSA Patient Education Module entitled, “Managing Other Chronic Conditions.” Learn More
Managing Heart Failure and Diabetes Webinar
Diabetes is just one chronic condition that may impact your heart failure treatment plan. This webinar explores self-care, management and treatment of patients living with heart failure and diabetes.

Heart Failure Beat Podcast Archive - Diet and Exercise for Heart Failure Patients

Tune into this episode of the Heart Failure Beat Healthy Living from 2020 to learn about how diet and exercise can help patients living with heart failure and other chronic conditions. Find under "Season 1 Episodes." Learn More
Connect today in HFSA Connect: A New Online Community for Patients and Caregivers
The new HFSA Patient and Caregiver Community offers you a closed forum to connect and engage in meaningful conversations with other patients and caregivers in a safe and private environment. Share your experience or ask others for their experience with clinical trials, treatment, initial diagnosis, maintaining your treatment plan, healthy eating, and more! The options are endless. Simply login to the site below and you'll have access. Learn More
Diabetes and Your Heart: Resources
Diabetes and Your Heart information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Learn More

Johns Hopkins Medicine Informational Packet: Diabetes and Your Heart Learn More

Heart Disease & Diabetes Information from the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists Learn More
Heart Failure and CKD: What You Need To Know
National Kidney Foundation
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a loss of kidney function that happens gradually, and which has been present for 3+ months. People with CKD have a higher risk of heart failure because the kidneys cannot get rid of fluid effectively. In turn, people with heart failure have a higher risk of CKD due to reduced blood flow to the kidneys. Learn More
Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)
American Heart Association
Another chronic condition associated w/ #heartfailure is Hyperkalemia - a higher than normal potassium level in the blood. Learn More
Arthritis and Heart Disease
Arthritis Foundation
You’re probably all too aware of how arthritis affects your joints. But having arthritis – osteoarthritis (OA), but especially inflammatory conditions like rheumatoid arthritis (RA), gout, lupus and psoriatic arthritis – also puts you at increased risk for heart disease. That includes heart attack, stroke, atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), high blood pressure, heart failure, and atherosclerosis (plaque in the arteries). Learn More
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