Question: My father has heart failure, what recommendations do you give me? Maite (Córdoba).
Answer: Heart failure occurs when there is an imbalance between the heart's ability to pump blood and the body's needs. There are effective treatments to delay its progression, improve quality of life, effort capacity and prolong survival. It is essential that your father follow the medication, control the pressure and heart rate, do moderate physical exercise, eliminate alcohol consumption, monitor salt intake and maintain his weight.