The Internet is an ever-growing resource for, and repository of, medical information. In an effort to cull out its best sources on heart failure and mechanical circulatory support, we have collected here numerous references, abstracts and excerpts from medical research available online. We have also provided a basic glossary of terms and a collection of links to related information on other authoritative Web sites.

Because new studies of cardiovascular disease and care are constantly being conducted, this field is an evolving one, and this section of the Jarvik Heart site will evolve, as well. Visitors are encouraged to check back frequently for updates.

Still, it is important for persons who may be suffering from heart failure to seek medical attention immediately. Patients can do well to arm themselves with information, but no amount of independent research is a substitute for the experience and expertise of a trained physician.