Patients sometimes research topics on their own by reading articles published on the Internet. Be mindful that the articles are published by a reliable source. Below are some recommended Web sites:
The American Heart Association
Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease.
Includes information on diseases, prevention, and treatment.
HealthWeb is a collaborative project of the health sciences libraries of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and those of the Committee for Institutional Cooperation . Currently there are over twenty actively participating member libraries. This project is supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) under contract #N01-LM-6-3523 with the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Heart Information Network
Lots of good information, databases, and other links sponsored by The Center for Cardiovascular Education.
Mayo Clinic Health Oasis
Offers breaking news, interactive quizzes, and reference articles. Extensive information about all kinds of health-related issues.
The Heart: An Online Exploration
Just what it sounds like! Take a trip through your blood vessels and learn about the heart history and care.
The Texas Heart Institute
Site of the world's first heart transplant, THI is the largest heart center in the world. Their page contains information about their own facilities and staff, basic information about cardiology, and links to other great sites.
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
This site contains information for professionals and the general public about heart and vascular diseases, lung diseases, blood diseases
Heart Care Index
This is a complete Heart Care Information Index provided as a community service by Advocate Health Care, Chicago
Mended Hearts, Inc.
A support organization for heart patients, families and caregivers with a particular interest in helping people deal with the emotional recovery from heart disease.
Florida Heart Research Institute Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Information on the Internet
Pursues advancements in cardiovascular medicine through research and education. Clinical trials, learning center, and articles.
This page contains information on pharmaceutical publications related to the Internet and considers the applications of the Internet to pharmacy.
For Spouses and loved ones. Resources to address informational and psychosocial, spiritual needs of patients and families with a life-threatening/chronic condition.
The internet's clearinghouse for information on all depressive disorders.