I have had heart failure for over 12 years. Two heart by-pass surgery, I have a pacemaker and defibrillator. Recently had a hole in my heart closed. The doctor said I could not have a LVAD (left ventricular assist device) because the right side of my heart has enlarged too much and it would put too much strain on the left. Since I have given up almost all sodium, I am feeling much better. Doctor said the only thing left was a heart transplant. As everyone knows that at 79 years old that is out of the question, the other option is to follow my doctors orders and diligent take my meds.