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Heart Failure Information Guide for Patients and Families: Home

Also called: Cardiac failure, CHF, Congestive heart failure, Left-sided heart failure, Right-sided heart failure

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Audiovisual Resources

Non-English Resources

Online resources in languages other than English.

Web Resources


Books on Heart Failure

Living Well with Heart Failure, the Misnamed, Misunderstood Condition

This book explains what heart failure is including causes, symptoms, treatment and challenges as well as information on living and managing with heart failure.

100 Questions and Answers about Congestive Heart Failure

This book provides practical answers to questions about heart failure, including causes, diagnosis, treatment options, quality of life, caregiving, sources of support, and more.

The Comfort of Home for Chronic Heart Failure

This book is a resource for caregivers of people with chronic heart failure. It offers practical tips on how to take care of patients and themselves.

Success with Heart Failure

This book is simply written for patients and provides tips on to live a quality lifestyle with heart failure.

500 15-Minute Low Sodium Recipes

Has over 500 quick and easy low sodium recipes.

American Heart Association Low-Salt Cookbook

Offers more than 200 delicious low-sodium recipes.

The Big Book of Low-Sodium Recipes

Includes over 500 low-sodium recipes.

Complete Idiot's Guide to Low-Sodium Cooking

Offers more than 300 low-sodium recipes as well as meal plans.

Eat Less Salt

Provides strategies for cutting back on sodium gradually.

Living Well Without Salt

Includes many no salt recipes.

Low-Salt Cooking

Provides recipes focusing on familiar foods prepared in low-salt ways.

Low-Salt DASH Dinners

This book includes recipes that are low-salt, quick and easy, and also follow the DASH diet.

The Low Sodium Cookbook

This book includes over 100 recipes as well as tips for shopping and cooking.

The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Baking Book

Includes no or low-salt recipes for bread, cakes, cookies, muffins and more.

The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium International Cookbook

No and low-salt international recipes.

The No-Salt, Lowest-Sodium Light Meals Book

Recipes for lighter meals, including soups, salads, and sandwiches.

The No Salt, Lowest Sodium Cookbook

Includes no or low salt recipes.

The Salt Solution Diet

Provides low-salt recipes as well as tips to help as the supermarket and restaurants.

Sodium Girl's Limitless Low-Sodium Cookbook

Includes recipes for low-sodium meals of all kinds.

You Won't Believe It's Salt-Free

Offers 125 no-salt recipes.


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This Information Guide may contain information and/or instructional materials developed by Michigan Medicine for the typical patient with your condition. It may include links to online content that was not created by Michigan Medicine and for which Michigan Medicine does not assume responsibility. It does not replace medical advice from your health care provider because your experience may differ from that of the typical patient. Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions about this document, your condition or your treatment plan.