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 websites:
The American Heart Association
Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease.
National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)
Includes information on diseases, prevention, and treatment. This 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. Currently, there are over twenty actively participating member libraries. This project is supported by 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 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.
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
Pursues advancements in cardiovascular medicine through research and education. Clinical trials, learning center, and articles.
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.