Useful Heart Disease Links and Resources
- A Heartbeat Away From Stroke
Atrial Fibrillation (AF) affects more than 2 million people in the US. People living with atrial fibrillation are at five times greater risk for having a stroke, which can change their lives and the lives of their family and friends. The majority of AF-related strokes are due to a blood clot forming in the heart and traveling to the brain. Unfortunately, many Americans who have AF are undertreated, or even untreated, for stroke prevention - this is especially true for women and minorities.
American Heart Association
Information, tools and resources about cardiovascular disease.
British Heart Foundation
A charity supporting research, prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living / dealing with heart disease.
Canadian Cardiovascular Society
The national voice for cardiovascular physicians and scientists.
UK Grown Up Congenital Heart Patients Association website - offering information and support.
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association website is designed to help you understand HCM and get active in the community.
Heart Rhythm Society
Valuable services for every type of heart rhythm professional - representing physicians, scientists and associated professionals from more than 70 countries.
NHS Congenital Heart Disease Website
Information about surgical and catheter procedures from congenital heart units across the UK and the number and type of procedure carried out each year.
The Heart Truth
The first federally sponsored national campaign aimed at increasing awareness among women about their risk of heart disease.
www.northside.com- Northside Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
atlantahealthexperts.com- Atlanta Health Experts is a partnership between Saint Joseph’s Hospital, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB-TV and WSB Radio. It is a comprehensive health resource for research, prevention, treatment and more.
www.stjosephsatlanta.org- St. Josephs Hospital, Atlanta, GA.
www.heartauthority.com - A web site where members of the American College of Cardiology help patients understand CardioVascular disease, treatments, prevention and more.
www.webmd.com- A comprehensive private site with up-to-date medical information.
www.diabetes.org- a comprehensive site from the American Diabetes Association on all aspects of diabetes.
www.health.nih.gov - This is the National Institute of Health Public site for information regarding all aspects of care and clinical trials.
www.americanheart.org- A comprehensive site of the American Heart Association giving information on heart disease and stroke.
www.hrsonline.org- A comprehensive site for information regarding pacemakers/ICDs and arrhythmias of the heart from the Heart Rhythm Society.