Lifestyle Modifications for Preventing and Treating Heart Failure

American College of Cardiology's Nutrition and Lifestyle Committee of the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Council

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Continued improvement in medical and device therapy for heart failure (HF) has led to better survival with this disease. Longer survival and increasing numbers of unhealthy lifestyle factors and behaviors leading to occurrence of HF at younger ages are both contributors to an increase in the overall prevalence of HF. Clinicians treating this complex disease tend to focus on pharmacological and device therapies, but often fail to capitalize on the significant opportunities to prevent or treat HF through lifestyle modification. Herein, the authors review the evidence behind weight management, exercise, nutrition, dietary composition, supplements, and mindfulness and their potential to influence the epidemiology, pathophysiology, etiology, and management of stage A HF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2391-2405
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number19
StatePublished - Nov 6 2018


  • coenzyme Q10
  • congestive heart failure
  • diet
  • diuretics
  • exercise
  • lifestyle
  • meditation
  • nitrates
  • nutrition
  • obesity
  • risk modification
  • sodium
  • supplements
  • weight management
  • yoga

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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