Health Information Sites

  • American Heart Association (www.americanheart.org). The AHA supports research education and community service program. This organization also sponsors the American Heart Walk and programs to encourage the public to exercise more and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. This web site provides extensive content in all aspects of heart health
  • Merck Medicus (www.merckmedicus.com). This is an excellent web site which provides comprehensive information on the most of the health topics. It provides detailed patient handouts and health maps on various health topics. Once you get to this web site please go to Patient Resources
  • Mended Hearts (www.mendedhearts.org). Affiliated with the American Heart Association, Mended Hearts is a patient support organization of people with heart disease, their spouses and health care professionals. The main interest of Mended Hearts is to help people recover emotionally from cardiovascular disorders
  • National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/index.htm). This site provides excellent health information on heart and vascular disorders
  • Web MD (www.webmd.com). This site provides comprehensive information on health matters
  • Heart Failure Society of America (www.hfsa.org). This site provides excellent educational modules on congestive heart failure
  • National Society for MVP and Dysautonomia (www.mvprolapse.com). This site provides good information on mitral valve prolapse and also information regarding support groups for people with mitral valve prolapse
  • Vascular Disease Foundation (www.vdf.org). This site provides good information of peripheral, arterial and venous diseases
  • Quit Smoking (www.cdc.gov/tobacco/how2quit.htm). This site provides comprehensive information on the risks of smoking and how to quit smoking
  • Cut to Heart (www.phs.org/wgebhg/nova/heart). This site contains general information about the human heart. It has neat graphics and good description of heart function
  • Heart Info (www.heartinfo.org). This independent educational site provides a wide range of information and services to heart patients and others interested in lowering risk factors for cardiovascular diseases
  • American Medical Association (www.ama-assn.org). This AMA web site provides patient education on the human body in general
  • PubMed (www.nlm.nih.gov/about/visitor.html). A service of National Library of Medicine, provides access to over 12 million med line citations since the mid 1960s.
  • www.fightcoronarydisease.com This site provides good information about coronary disease, its treatment and latest developments
  • www.allaboutmyheart.com This site provides information on heart basics, heart surgery and recent advances
  • www.nhlbi.nih.gov/actintime This website provides information on warning signs of heart attack, reducing heart attack risks and gives information about heart medications
  • www.healthfinder.gov This site provides reliable health information from A to Z on prevention, wellness, diseases and conditions
  • www.justmove.org American Heart Association provides exercise guidelines on this website for healthy living
  • www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines This site provides dietary guidelines for healthy living
  • www.diabetes.org American Diabetes Association provides information on diabetes for diabetics, healthcare professionals and the public, on this website
  • http://www.nih.gov This site is for the National Institutes of Health and a site to explore more medical information as well as ongoing research
  • http://www.acc.orgThis site is for the American College of Cardiology and a site full of research articles and cardiovascular concerns

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