Introduction to Heart Failure (also known as Congestive Heart Failure)
Annotation:NIH Senior Health - Provides clear, complete information on heart failure formatted especially for seniors.
Annotation:Heart Failure Online - General information including hallmarks and classifications of heart failure.
Annotation:Heart Failure Online - A concise description of the cardiovascular system with diagrams.
Annotation:Heart Failure Online - Description of what the heart does and how it works including a diagram.
Annotation:Familydoctor.org, American Academy of Family Physicians - The causes and symptoms of heart failure with treatment options, medication descriptions, and indications of when to see or call your doctor.
Annotation:Mayo Clinic - Comprehensive article provides information on diagnosis, symptoms, tests , treatments, and coping.
Annotation:Cleveland Clinic - An in depth discussion of all aspects of heart failure, including research perspectives.
Annotation:Get Healthy at the Library: Santa Clara County Library and PlaneTree Health Library - A brief tutorial showing how to search MedlinePlus for health topics, using Heart Failure as an example. Click above to view the screencast, then return to take our short survey!
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Visit the PlaneTree Health Information Center online: http://sccl.org/services/planetree NOTE: This information should not be viewed as a means for self-diagnosis or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.