Interactive Guide

Enjoying Life While Managing Heart Failure

A diagnosis of heart failure can be overwhelming and confusing. Use this interactive guide to learn about what to expect as a patient with heart failure. You will leave with a deeper understanding of the disease, and learn tips to help manage your diagnosis.

Instructions on how to use the guide: Click on any chapter below to start learning. Easily navigate between each chapter with the “Back” and “Next” buttons on the bottom of your screen, or return to this chapter page by clicking the “Chapters” icon on the top right corner of your screen.


The Diagnosis

What is heart failure? Explore common causes and ways to lower your risk for developing this disease.

The Journey

Learn about heart failure treatments, which may include medicines, devices, procedures, cardiac rehabilitation, and advanced treatment plans.

Your Emotions

It is common for patients with heart failure to feel a lot of different emotions. Learn tips and tricks to manage your emotions and stress.

Get Moving

Explore how daily physical activity can help you manage your heart failure symptoms. Learn tips to get active safely. Download a tool to help you set and stick to your movement goals.

Sodium in Your Diet

Explore how sodium (salt) can impact your heart health. Learn about common foods where salt is found. Dive into tips on how to lower your salt intake.

Additional Resources

Find additional resources to help you manage your heart failure.

Supported by 

Novartis Pharmaceuticals, and Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corporation (content only)

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