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Ask an Expert: Recovering from heart failure

Q: My 52-year-old son has congestive heart failure caused by a virus that attacked his heart. He has only about 30 to 35 percent functionality of the heart muscle, and he is very concerned about the time he has with his two young children. Do many people with CHF actually get better? Is recovery possible, or should we be looking into heart transplantation? We are seeking any advice and guidance you can offer.

Ask an Expert: Robotic-assisted cardiac surgery

What procedures do you use robotic surgery for?

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Living with Congestive Heart Failure

This book contains helpful information and tips for those who are at risk of developing or who already have heart failure. We hope this book aids your comfort and healing by teaching you how to manage this condition. Your physician and cardiac team are available to assist if you need help or have questions about the appropriateness of this book for you.

Heart Disease: A Woman's Concern

One in every three American women develops heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women.

Heart Failure Zone Tool

This tool is designed to help patients who have heart failure track their health daily using a convenient color-coded chart.

Frequently Asked Questions about VAD

Answers for patients to frequently asked questions about ventricular assist devices (VAD).

Frequently Asked Questions about the HeartMate II VAD

Answers to frequently asked questions from referring physicians about the HeartMate II ventricular assist device therapy.

Proprietary Health Article

Who Should Get a VAD?

A presentation by Stuart D. Russell, M.D., chief of heart failure and transplantation, associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Sex after heart attack – when is it safe?

Patients may be reluctant to raise the subject, a candid conversation can ease their worries. – By James Beckerman, M.D., cardiologist

Five things to know about heart disease

The risk factors for cardiovascular disease and heart attack can be both obvious and hidden.– By James Beckerman, M.D., cardiologist

Recommended Resource

Heart Failure Society of America

The Heart Failure Society of America represents the first organized effort by heart failure experts from the Americas to provide a forum for all those interested in heart function, heart failure, and congestive heart failure (CHF) research and patient care.

American Heart Association Website

The American Heart Association website is a patient and care provider resource with information about heart disease, heart attack and stroke.