Patient Education - Heart Care
Looking for information about the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cardiovascular disease? There is an abundance of health-related websites containing information about cardiovascular disease and its treatment, but few offer information that’s accurate and up-to-date. To ensure that the information you encounter online is reliable and to steer you away from questionable sources of information, we’ve compiled a list of trusted resources below:
American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology has both a patient website, Cardiosmart and a physician website Cardiosource, serving as important educational resources.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association’s website provides a comprehensive overview of heart disease, risk factors, diagnostic testing, and treatment options. It also provides heart disease prevention guidelines that focus both on real-world recommendations and clinical research.
AHA heart attack risk assessment
AHA heart attack risk assessment is a tool developed by the American Heart Association that calculates your risk of having a heart attack or dying from coronary heart disease and what you can do about it.
Cardiosmart is the patient education website developed by the American College of Cardiology, and provides a wealth of educational resources.
The Mayo Clinic’s website offers patient information about diseases, conditions, drugs, supplements, tests, and procedures. The site also features a symptom checker and provides healthy living recommendations.
My Life Check
My Life Check is a tool developed by the American Heart Association that looks at your personal heart score and life plan.
Patient Fact Sheets
The American College of Cardiology has over 200 free, downloadable patient fact sheets dealing with multiple areas of cardiology and serves as an excellent educational resource. Click Here
Seconds Count is an informational website run by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI). The site provides detailed information about cardiovascular health, cardiovascular disease, and coronary intervention.