Heart failure is the inability of the heart to pump enough blood to maintain normal body requirements. This may be caused by congenital defect or by another condition that damages or overloads the heart muscle.

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Jon's Place
Extensive database about heart failure, patient-run and patient-oriented. Message boards, chat, medications, surgeries, alternative and low sodium cooking are a few of the many topics discussed.
Cut to the Heart
Includes a history of surgery, congestive heart failure and treatment, treatment techniques, images of troubled hearts, and a map.
Dr. Reid's Corner
An article describing what congestive heart failure is.
eMedicine - Congestive Heart Failure and Pulmonary Edema
Dr. Shamai Grossman offers a detailed clinical report on congestive heart failure and its most severe manifestation, pulmonary edema. Includes a section on emergency treatment.
Heart Failure
Description of heart failure, its causes, diagnosis, treatment and when to call a physician. Information from the AAFP.
Heart Failure Online
Information as to what CHF is, how the heart works, living with CHF, as well as symptoms, tests and other related topics.
Heart Failure Society of America
Free patient education materials. Education modules and current news.
Heart Point
Explains what heart failure is, symptoms, what to watch for, evaluation, prognosis, medication other related issues.
Heart Site
Details about congestive heart failure, explaining what it is, symptoms, treatment, how common and how serious it is.
Kantrowitz CardioVad
A mechanical device that helps the failing heart work more effectively. It is being used in a small group of patients with severe chronic congestive heart failure. Offers patient and physician information.
Living with Dilated Cardiomyopathy
The author imposed a number of rules of life on himself and achieved a liveable health, after he was hospitalised in a critical condition.
Mayo Clinic: Congestive Heart Failure
A description of the condition, its symptoms, causes, diagnosis, complications, treatment and prevention.
The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
A look at heart failure, exploring the causes, treatment, diagnosis and the general outlook.
Northern Arizona University
A brief explanation of congestive heart failure with a very extensive listing of medications use to assist the patient.
Save Lives
Information on the cardiac chain of survival, treatment of sudden cardiac arrest and automatic external defibrillation.
Preventing Congestive Heart Failure
American Academy of Family Physicians. An article by JAY N. COHN, M.D., University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (April 15, 1998)

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