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Don’t wait to be asked about a symptom or concern. Tell your doctor what’s on your mind. That way important information won’t get overlooked.
Never be embarrassed about bringing something up or asking questions! Here are a few to get you started:
It is also important to notify your doctor about other treatments you may be taking in addition to your heart failure medication.
You may have a lot of questions. But sometimes starting the conversation isn’t so easy! That’s where a little preparation can help. Keep records of your heart failure treatment and progress. Bring your records when you see your doctor.
Read more on life with heart failure
1: Self-Care: Following Your Treatment Plan and Dealing with Your Symptoms. Available at: http://www.hfsa.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Module-4-Update.pdf. Accessed November 7’ 2016.
Raising Heart Failure Awareness in Florence
We headed to Florence with our stunning LED heart to raise awareness of heart failure and collect your donated heartbeats. See highlights from the event by watching the video below.
Raising Heart Failure Awareness in Dublin
On European heart failure awareness day in May 2016, Keep It Pumping dropped into a shopping center in Dublin to raise awareness of heart failure. See how the day went by watching the video below.
Keep It Pumping supports American Heart Association walks
Keep It Pumping participated in 6 awareness walks in 2015. See how we provided heart-healthy education materials to all those involved.
Don’t fail your heart
Join us on a video journey about heart failure.
Putting our print on Italy
Keep It Pumping joined a special event in Rome, Italy. We teamed up with local artists to create a fun and innovative symbol of awareness. You can see pictures of the event on the Keep It Pumping Facebook page and watch a video of the event below.
Toy-brick heart stop: Basel
Novartis continued the toy-brick heart project at its campus in Basel for European Heart Failure Awareness Day. The heart sculpture took shape, brick by brick, all for heart failure awareness. Watch the video to learn more!