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.