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Your Healthy Family: Managing heart failure

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A new program at Memorial Hospital is teaching patients with heart failure how to manage their disease. It's called "Heart Failure University."
Heart failure doesn't mean a heart attack, just that the heart isn't pumping blood as well as it should.
"My wife calls it a heart success university, rather than a heart failure," said one of the participants. 
The classes focus mainly on education - teaching patients what medicines they can and can't take, helping find where they can cut sodium out of their diet, and recommending they exercise at least a few times a week.
We talked with a nurse at memorial who leads classes.
"I think my most important thing is that they're not alone and that we are here to help them and are hear to answer any questions that they have," said Heather Mazzola, a nurse who leads the classes. 
She says the main symptoms of heart failure are fatigue and fluid retention. 
If you think you or someone you know may be suffering from the disease, health officials recommend you talk to your physician.
The class meets on the second Tuesday of the month from 2-4 p.m. 
Classes are held on the 6th Floor of the East Tower at Memorial Hospital Central.
Upcoming classes will be held April 12, May 10, July 12 an Aug. 9. 
No RSVP necessary. Questions? Call 635-7172 Ext. 1027.

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