Treating Congestive Heart Failure With Beta Blockers: What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Better

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Treating Congestive Heart Failure With Beta Blockers: What You Can Do To Make Yourself Feel Better

Description

This brochure can help patients and their families understand congestive heart failure and current treatments, focusing on the use of a group of medications called beta blockers.

The brochure is divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction
    • Purpose of brochure
    • Tips to help you manage your congestive heart failure
  • Congestive heart failure
    • What is congestive heart failure?
    • Common causes
    • Signs and symptoms
  • Treatment and management
    • Diet
    • Exercise
    • Healthy living
    • Medications
  • Beta blockers
    • What are beta blockers?
    • How do beta blockers improve congestive heart failure?
    • What should you expect when starting a beta blocker?
    • What if you miss a dose?
    • What do you need to do when starting a beta blocker?

Developer:

Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics; Duke University Medical Center; Duke Clinical Research Institute

Funding Sources:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

History

Release Date: 2001
Review Date: 2010
Original Summary: June 2010
Last Updated: 03/14/12

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