Heart Failure Educational Materials for Patients and Families
Main Resources About Heart Failure
When you begin to learn more about living with heart failure, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the number of resources you find. Our cardiac team recommends starting with the following resources.
The American Heart Association’s website offers an overview of heart failure, including:
- Causes and risks
- Warning signs of heart failure
- Diagnosing heart failure
- Treatment options
- Living with heart failure and managing advanced heart failure
- Tools and resources
- Heart failure personal stories
Heart Failure Warning Signs and Symptoms
Heart failure, also called congestive heart failure, has several symptoms including shortness of breath, fluid buildup (edema) and fatigue. If you have been diagnosed with heart failure, it’s important for you to manage and keep track of symptoms and report any sudden changes to your healthcare team. This video was produced by the American Heart Association.
Ejection Fraction Measurement and Heart Failure
Ejection fraction (EF) shows how well your heart is pumping out blood.