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Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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Heart Failure Classes and Support Groups

When dealing with a heart condition, you need to know you're not alone. At UnityPoint Health – Trinity in Fort Dodge, Iowa, we offer support groups and classes to help you learn to live with heart failure.

This condition happens when your heart doesn't pump blood as well as it should. Many conditions can weaken the heart and lead to heart failure, including high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and other heart problems.

Classes and Support Groups for Our Heart Patients 

We offer two programs to give you the information you need to live with heart failure. And, because we're close to your home, you don't have to go far to get the support you need. We recommend everyone take the heart failure class before joining the heart failure support group.

Heart failure class

A registered nurse and dietitian teach this class. They cover the following topics:

  • Being active
  • Causes of heart failure
  • Eating out guidelines
  • Heart failure medications
  • Living with heart failure
  • Low-salt diet
  • Program for people with heart failure (or caregivers)
  • Reading food labels

Heart failure support group 

This support group is a chance for individuals with heart failure to talk with others facing the same issues.

During each meeting, a nurse will discuss a topic concerning heart failure. We designed this program for those with health failure or heart problems that increase their risk for heart failure.

Heart failure can be hard to go through alone without the support of people going through the same thing. Family members and caregivers may also attend.

Learn More

For more information about the heart failure classes and groups at UnityPoint Health - Trinity, call (515) 574-6257.