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For Heart Failure Caregivers
Becoming a caregiver for someone with heart failure requires a long-term commitment of time and energy. The American Heart Association believes as a caregiver, you need a plan and you need support.
Overcoming Barriers to Shared Decision Making
The American Heart Association explains some of the barriers to shared decision making for advanced heart failure and solutions to overcome them.
Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease
The American Heart Association explains the potentially dangerous link between cold weather and heart conditions.
About Heart Failure
What is heart failure? The American Heart Association explains heart failure is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood through the heart to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. Learn more.
Understand Your Risk for Heart Failure
The American Heart Association explains the risks for heart filure and what your risk for heart failure could be.
Your Cardiac Catheterization Brochure
This brochure describes how this important procedure is used to examine the heart to measure pressure, take pictures of the arteries bringing blood to the heart, and assess heart function. It also includes detailed illustrations.
Your Heart Failure Healthcare Team
Patients with heart failure may work with multiple healthcare professionals. The American Heart Association believes it is important for heart failure patients to develop good relationships with their healthcare team.
Living with Heart Failure Brochure
This brochure explains the causes and symptoms of congestive heart failure and looks at treatments including diuretics, vasodilators, digitalis, sodium and potassium control, and surgery. It reassures readers that medicine and lifestyle changes can make a full, active life possible.
Common Tests for Heart Failure
The American Heart Association explains the common tests for heart failure and the procedures for diagnosing heart failure.
The American Heart Association explains various heart conditions, the causes, symptoms, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease, and gives tools and resources for patients with cardiovascular conditions.