Heart Failure

Patient Resources and Education

Patient resources and information on heart failure

We maintain an active list of resources, both online as well as print, for patients. The below list is a sample. Ask your cardiologist for additional resources.


  • Mark Silver, MD, Success with Heart Failure. Help and Hope for those with Congestive Heart Failure, Da Capo Press, 2006. ISBN 13978-0-7382-1072-8
  • Kate Lorig, Halsted Holman, MD, David Sobel, MD, Diana Laurent, MPH, Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions: Self-Management of Heart Disease, Arthritis, Stroke, Diabetes, Asthma, Bronchitis, Emphysema & Others., P.O. Box 1377, Boulder, CO 80306, Call toll-free: 1-800-676-2855  

Education Modules on Heart Failure

Heart Failure Society of America – Education Modules
  • Taking Control of Your Heart Failure
  • How to Follow a Low-sodium Diet
  • Heart Failure Medicines
  • Self-care: Following Your Treatment Plan and Dealing with Your Symptoms
  • Exercise and Activity
  • Managing Feelings About Heart Failure
  • Tips for Family and Friends
  • Lifestyle Changes: Managing Other Chronic Conditions
  • Advance Care Planning
  • Heart Rhythm Problems
  • How to Evaluate Claims of New Heart Failure Treatments and Cures 

Educational Websites

American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN) Patient Education Program.
American Heart Association, Heart Failure
American Heart Association - Heart Hub for Patients 
  • Multiple languages access available (at bottom of page) - Spanish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese  
  • Recipes, body mass index, personal stories, help hotline

Online Self-management Workshops

Better Choices, Better Health Workshop
  • Get the support you need and find practice ways to deal with pain, fatigue, and stres
  • Discover better nutrition and exercise choices
  • Understand new treatment
  • Learn better ways to talk with your doctor and family about your health
  • Recovery Act Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Oregon State Profile, Administration on Aging 

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