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What does someone use if he or she has heart failure?

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Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Medicines

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In brief: Medicines

There are medicines and strict diet salt restrictions daily weight monitoring medicines are ace arb betablockers diuretics and afterload reducing agents pacing therappy aicd resynchronization therappy to name a few ultimately transplant and lvad.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Dr. Mathew Chengot
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Use less salt/liquid

The main stay of management of heart failure is to take less salt and liquids, under 6 cups of liquied per 24 hours.
There is no medicine that makes the heart significantly stronger, so we try not to load it with salt and water. There are some medicines that help including water pills and some BP meds, but salt and liquid restriction are the most effective therapy that most people miss.

In brief: Use less salt/liquid

The main stay of management of heart failure is to take less salt and liquids, under 6 cups of liquied per 24 hours.
There is no medicine that makes the heart significantly stronger, so we try not to load it with salt and water. There are some medicines that help including water pills and some BP meds, but salt and liquid restriction are the most effective therapy that most people miss.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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