ABOUT HF HF QUIZ

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HF is a sudden event, like a heart attack.

Unlike a heart attack, which is considered an episodic event, HF is generally considered to be a chronic condition. This means that it won't go away and therefore requires ongoing management. A heart attack may be one of the causes of HF.

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HF causes fluid to collect in your tissues.

When you have HF, the pumping ability of the heart is decreased, which results in less blood returning to the heart. This, in turn, causes fluid to build up in the tissues, which results in swelling.

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A bowl of canned chicken noodle soup is a good meal choice for someone with HF.

Canned food often contains high amounts of salt, which can cause the body to retain water and make some HF symptoms worse. For this reason, people with HF should try to stay away from foods high in salt.

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People with HF often have trouble breathing, especially when lying down.

Feeling short of breath, especially at night when lying down, is a common HF symptom. Since the heart's pumping ability is decreased when you have HF, blood that normally travels from the lungs to the heart can back up. This causes fluid to build up in the lung tissues, which results in shortness of breath.

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It's dangerous for people with HF to exercise.

While some people with HF may not be healthy enough for exercise, daily physical activity can be an important part of many HF treatment plans. If you have HF, talk to your doctor about what kinds of activities might be right for you.

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Everyone has to start somewhere! Since you may be just beginning to learn about HF, you might want to read more about the symptoms of HF and what it's like to live with the condition.

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Good job! You're off to a great start, but you can always learn more. For instance, you might like to learn more about how the appropriate treatment plan, combined with eating right and staying active, can help people with HF live healthier lives.

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a breakthrough HF medicine called ENTRESTO? Or maybe you'd like to create a tool to help guide your next conversation with your doctor?

Great job! A perfect score! But that doesn't mean there's nothing left to learn. For example, would you like to learn about a breakthrough HF medicine called ENTRESTO? Or maybe you'd like to create a tool to help guide your next conversation with your doctor?

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO can harm or cause death to your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to treat heart failure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking ENTRESTO, tell your doctor right away.

INDICATION

What is ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO is a prescription medicine used to reduce the risk of death and hospitalization in people with certain types of long-lasting (chronic) heart failure. ENTRESTO is usually used with other heart failure therapies, in place of an ACE inhibitor or other ARB therapy.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

What is the most important information I should know about ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO can harm or cause death to your unborn baby. Talk to your doctor about other ways to treat heart failure if you plan to become pregnant. If you get pregnant while taking ENTRESTO, tell your doctor right away.

Who should not take ENTRESTO?

Do not take ENTRESTO if you:

  • are allergic to sacubitril or valsartan or any of the ingredients in ENTRESTO
  • have had an allergic reaction including swelling of your face, lips, tongue, throat (angioedema) or trouble breathing while taking a type of medicine called an angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB)
  • take an ACE inhibitor medicine. Do not take ENTRESTO for at least 36 hours before or after you take an ACE inhibitor medicine. Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before taking ENTRESTO if you are not sure if you take an ACE inhibitor medicine
  • have diabetes and take a medicine that contains aliskiren

What should I tell my doctor before taking ENTRESTO?

Before you take ENTRESTO, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you have kidney or liver problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. You should either take ENTRESTO or breastfeed. You should not do both.

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Especially tell your doctor if you take potassium supplements or a salt substitute; nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs); lithium; or other medicines for high blood pressure or heart problems such as an ACE inhibitor, ARB, or aliskiren.

What are the possible side effects of ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO may cause serious side effects including:

  • angioedema that may cause trouble breathing and death. Get emergency medical help right away if you have symptoms of angioedema or trouble breathing. Do not take ENTRESTO again if you have had angioedema while taking ENTRESTO. People who are Black or who have had angioedema and take ENTRESTO may have a higher risk of having angioedema
  • low blood pressure (hypotension). Call your doctor if you become dizzy or lightheaded, or you develop extreme fatigue
  • kidney problems
  • increased amount of potassium in your blood

The most common side effects were low blood pressure, high potassium, cough, dizziness, and kidney problems.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATION

What is ENTRESTO?

ENTRESTO is a prescription medicine used to reduce the risk of death and hospitalization in people with certain types of long-lasting (chronic) heart failure. ENTRESTO is usually used with other heart failure therapies, in place of an ACE inhibitor or other ARB therapy.

This information is not comprehensive. Please see full Prescribing Information, including Boxed WARNING, and Patient Prescribing Information.

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