Treatments for Heart Failure and Related Conditions

How is heart failure treated?

Heart failure is a serious illness that can affect how long you live. However, with proper heart failure treatment and careful management, you can live longer and feel better. Generally, treatment and management options depend on your NYHA classification and underlying medical condition. The major types of heart failure-related treatments include:

  • Lifestyle changes
  • Heart Medications
  • Aquapheresis (ultrafiltration)
  • Surgery for correctable problems
  • Implantable devices
  • Heart transplant

The following interactive graphic illustrates the condition and the overall progression of heart failure. All existing and approved treatment goals are to slow the progression of heart failure.