Heart Failure Work-Up: What to Expect (Video)

Finding the cause, determining the severity

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with heart failure, your cardiologist will do a work-up to determine the cause and severity. This information will help shape your treatment plan.

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Robert Hobbs, MD, cardiologist in Cleveland Clinic’s Section of Heart Failure and Transplantation Medicine at the Heart & Vascular Institute, will provide you with an overview of the diagnostic tests that you will undergo. Dr. Hobbs also reviews the four categories of medication that are cornerstones of heart failure therapy.

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