Brunswick Medical Center

Discharge instructions

Why this is important?

Heart failure is a chronic condition. It results in symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. Before you leave the hospital, the staff at the hospital should provide you with information to help you manage the symptoms after you get home. The information should include your:

  • Activity level (what you can and can't do)
  • Diet (what you should and should not eat or drink)
  • Medications
  • Follow-up appointment
  • Daily weight-watching
  • Plan for what to do if your symptoms get worse.