Congestive Heart Failure Treatment

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Quiz: Do You Understand Congestive Heart Failure Treatment?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Swelling of the legs can be a symptom of congestive heart failure.

Explanation:
Symptoms of congestive heart failure include shortness of breath, cough, fatigue and swelling of the feet and legs.
2

There are two types of medication used to treat congestive heart failure.

Explanation:
Medications to treat congestive heart failure include beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, diuretics, angiotensin II receptor blockers and inotropes.
3

A pacemaker is not an option if you have congestive heart failure.

Explanation:
A pacemaker may be an option to improve heart function, while an implantable defibrillator can correct abnormal heart rhythms.
4

It's important to avoid sodium in your diet to manage congestive heart failure.

Explanation:
It’s important to avoid sodium in your diet, as this leads to fluid retention. This doesn’t just mean not adding salt to your food; you need to closely examine labels and plan low-sodium meals.
5

Many patients benefit from a cardiac rehabilitation program as part of their congestive heart failure management.

Explanation:
Many patients benefit from a cardiac rehabilitation program, and regular exercise is essential for all patients. If you’re overweight or obese, you’ll need to work with your healthcare team to lose weight.