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What stage of heart failure am I currently in?
What are my treatment options and the associated risks, benefits, and side effects?
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What are the limits to those treatments?
How can I manage my heart failure symptoms?
A medicine I am taking, [name the medicine], is causing undesirable side effects.
Is there some way to reduce
them? Or could I take another medicine instead?
How can I contact you if my symptoms worsen?
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