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  • Treatments for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

    The treatment and management of congestive heart failure includes lifestyle changes, medications, medical devices, and surgery.
    The goal of these treatments is to improve heart function, control excess water and salt retention, and reduce further risk of heart damage.
    Treatment involves the following:
    Lifestyle changesMedicationsSurgery and Medical DevicesAlternative and Complementary Therapies


    American Heart Association website. Available at: http://www.americanheart.org/ .

    Heart Failure Online website. Available at: http://www.heartfailure.org .

    Mayo Clinic Heart Center website. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-disease/HB00057 . Accessed January 30, 2007.

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