WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation's only patient-centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease — the leading cause of death in women. WomenHeart is solely devoted to advancing women's heart health through advocacy, community education, and the nation's only patient support networks for women living with heart disease. WomenHeart is both a coalition and a community of thousands of members nationwide, including women heart patients and their families, physicians, and health advocates, all committed to helping women live longer, healthier lives.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) publishes a series of comprehensive Clinical Practice Guidelines on heart disease (and other medical conditions) by panels of leading medical experts. These reports describe the best current knowledge and treatment guidelines for doctors and health care professionals to follow.
American Heart Association
- funds heart disease medical research studies and offers comprehensive information about various heart conditions and treatments. Sponsors "Go Red for Women" - a public awareness campaign for women about heart disease prevention.
Family at Heart
- a campaign that strives to shift the focus from disease prevention and better quality of life from individuals to the entire family. A collaborative effort between the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) and the National Association of Margarine Manufacturers (NAMN).
- click on the Patients icon to read information and news about heart disease, risk factors, treatments, and patients' stories. You can also sign up for their free weekly E-mail newsletter devoted to heart disease and treatments.
Heart Healthy Women
- source for information on heart disease in women sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation in collaboration with WomenHeart and the Office on Women's Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Heart Information Network
- offers comprehensive information on heart disease. Especially helpful are its Q&A Library and Glossary, which explains medical jargon.
- an organization offering online support to spouses and family members of people with heart disease. It's geared more for wives of men with heart disease but still offers good advice, videos on recovery, and a helpful book, Heartmates: A Guide for the Spouse and Family of the Heart Patient.
The Heart Truth
- a national awareness campaign of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health, features the Red Dress as the national symbol for women and heart disease. View their materials online or call to order copies.
- a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. Million Hearts™ brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.
Share A Miracle
- a forum for people to relate their own personal stories of hope and survival.
Team Up. Pressure Down.
is a nationwide program to lower blood pressure and prevent hypertension through patient-pharmacist engagement.
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