Heart Failure Information and Tools For Your Patients

Below you will find links to organizations that offer valuable information for patients and caregivers who are coping with heart failure.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

A part of the NIH and the US Department of Health and Human Services, the NHLBI offers a website that defines heart failure; lists causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, the diagnostic process, treatments, and how to prevent and live with it. Also includes links to clinical trials.

American Heart Association (AHA)

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The patient-friendly PDF defines heart failure and offers additional information about causes, treatments, management, and AHA contact information.
http://www.heart.org/idc/groups/heart-public/@wcm/@hcm/documents /downloadable/ucm_300315.pdf

CardioSmart–American College of Cardiology

Website to help patients better understand heart failure, what questions to ask, and the responsibilities of the care team; provides links to support groups.