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Heart Failure: How Can The Family Help?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 - 09:47

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Family and friends can be a great help. Here are some of the things they can do:

  • Give gentle reminders about taking medication.
  • Help get prescriptions refilled on time.
  • Research good ways of preparing food without salt or excess fat.
  • Keep up to date on the latest information about heart failure.
  • Research information from the Internet. Make sure information comes from a reliable source.
  • Go for walks with the person who has heart failure.
  • Join support groups for families.

Heart Failure