If your parent has left sided heart failure, and you are helping to organise their health care, then this checklist summarises some of the issues you might want to discuss with them.
Heart failure is more common amongst older people but with early treatment, most of those affected can still enjoy a good quality of life. There are many causes of heart failure - in older people, it usually relates to problems with the left heart ventricle.
This checklist is deigned to help you plan care, it is not a substitute for medical advice - always seek professional help. Remember, healthcare professionals will not share information about a patient unless they have been given permission to do so.