Heart Failure Awareness 365 News
In July, the HFSA Heart Failure Awareness 365 campaign explored treatment plans, medications and cardiac rehabilitation for heart failure. Resources and information can be found below and be sure to check out the Patient Hub at hfsa.org/patient.
Featured Resources
Understanding the Underlying Challenge in Heart Failure: Heart Muscle Contraction and Its Role in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF)
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“One of the hardest things to do as a heart failure patient is to deal with the side effects of our medications. I want medications that work more effectively than the ones I take but without the side effects. Our hearts are already compromised; our lives do not need to be,” says a heart failure patient and community advocate in emphasizing the common desire to improve the quality and comfort of life. New medications are being studied to help address this unmet need. If proven safe and effective, these medications may offer an option for patients to directly improve the main problem in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Learn More
HFSA Presentation: Heart Failure: Medications and Challenges of Multiple Medications

In a presentation during HFSA's Heart Failure Awareness Week 2019, Lisa Jennings, ACNP-BC, CVNP-BC, CCRN-CMC, CHFN, FHFSA provided an in-depth discussion of the medications used to treat heart failure. Jennings also explored other topics to include the concept of ejection fraction, medication differences, controlling symptoms, plus more. 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
HFSA Brochure: Self Care – Following Your Treatment Plan and Dealing with your Symptoms
It is possible to lead a normal active life, even if you have heart failure. Taking control of heart failure is key to your success. You can take control by following the treatment plan prescribed for you. Your care is not just the responsibility of your doctor or nurse. In fact, the success of your treatment plan depends on your active involvement. Learn More
Heart Failure Beat Podcast Archive - Natural Supplements and Heart Failure Drug Education
Tune into this episode of the Heart Failure Beat Healthy Living from 2020 to learn about common heart failure medications, such as beta blockers and diuretics, how they work, guidance on how to take them, and important side effects. Find under "Season 1 Episodes." Learn More
How Cardiac Rehabilitation Can Help Heal Your Heart
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
If you have a heart attack or other heart problem, cardiac rehabilitation is an important part of your recovery. Cardiac rehabilitation can help prevent another, perhaps more serious, heart attack and can help you build heart-healthy habits. Learn more about who needs cardiac rehabilitation and how it can help your recovery. Learn More
Self-Care Guide for the Heart Failure Patient
Circulation AHA
You have been diagnosed with heart failure, but you are not alone. There are now more than 5 million Americans living with heart failure. Fortunately, with advances in treatment, you may live longer and enjoy a good quality of life. Heart failure is a serious medical condition that occurs when the heart does not pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Learn More
Get With The Guidelines® - Heart Failure Enhanced Heart Failure Patient Education Prior To Hospital Discharge
American Heart Association
Why is enhanced patient education prior to
discharge so important? Patient education is key
in order to detecting changes in body weight or clinical status
early enough to allow the patient or a healthcare provider an
opportunity to institute treatments that can prevent clinical
deterioration in those patient with heart failure. However,
education of patients and their caregiver(s) can often
be complex. Learn More
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