Heart failure zones give you an easy way to see changes in your heart failure symptoms. They also tell you when you need to get help. Check every day to see which zone you are in.
Green zone. You are doing well. This is where you want to be.
Yellow zone. Be careful. Your symptoms are changing. Call your doctor or nurse call line.
Your doctor's name: ____________________________________________________________
Your doctor's contact information: _________________________________________________
Red zone. This is an emergency. Call 911.
You have symptoms of sudden heart failure, such as:
You have symptoms of a heart attack. These may include:
If you have symptoms of a heart attack: After you call 911, the operator may tell you to chew 1 adult-strength or 2 to 4 low-dose aspirin. Wait for an ambulance. Do not try to drive yourself.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
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Current as of: December 6, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & George J. Philippides, MD, FACC - Cardiology
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