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Heart Failure Educational Materials for Patients and Families

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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.

Health Topics: Heart Failure

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

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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.

Additional Resources About Heart Failure

Heart Failure Information from the American Heart Association

Recognizing Advanced Heart Failure and Knowing Your Options

Communicating With Your Advanced Heart Failure Healthcare Team

Heart Failure Guidelines Toolkit

American Heart Association Support Network

Medications Used to Treat Heart Failure

Hyperkalemia (High Potassium)

Cardiac Rehab for Heart Failure

Lifestyle Changes for Heart Failure

Caregiver Support

American Heart Association Healthy Living Guides

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