Further Resources

American Heart Association

A patient-friendly site with detailed information on heart failure and other kinds of cardiovascular disease.


A site maintained by and for congestive heart failure patients. CHFPatients.com contains a tremendous amount of information on all aspects of disease management.

HeartCenter Online

Resources for cardiovascular patient education.


A consumer health Web site offering a range of materials on heart health. Maintained by HealthScout.com, a network of health-related Web sites.

Heart Failure Society of America

An extensive educational site devoted to heart failure, and a place to find out what public projects are underway to promote heart failure research and spread awareness of the disease.

International Society for Heart & Lung Tansplantation

The online home of the International Society for Heart & Lung Tansplantation, an organization dedicated to the science and treatment of end-stage heart and lung diseases.


Cardiology news and resources.

MEDLINEplus Health Information

An excellent resource for patients and doctors on a variety of conditions, diseases, and treatments.

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

An up-to-date site from the department of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) that conducts research on cardiovascular disease.

Texas Heart Institute (THI)

A leading cardiovascular research institution and part of the Texas Medical Center, THI provides detailed information on its site about the Jarvik 2000 FlowMaker® and many other VADs.

United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)

UNOS administers the donor heart waiting list, assisting transplant doctors and patients by helping to ensure that organs are procured and distributed in a fair and timely manner. The UNOS Web site gives detailed information about the process.