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Heart Disease - Additional Resources and References

Heart Disease Resources for Patients:

A Guide to the Treatment of Hypertension

American Heart Association
One of the best sites for patient information about heart disease and strokes.

American College of Cardiology
Focuesd on cardiologists, but some very good patient information.


British Heart Foundation

Cardiac Centre


European Society of Cardiology

Healthlink USA

The Heart: An Online Exploration

Heart Information Network

Information for spouses and families of heart patients.

Mayo Clinic Heart Center USA

Medscape Cardiology

Mended Hearts
Information for heart surgery patients and their families.

National Heart Foundation of Australia

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

On-line Medical Dictionary at CancerWeb

U.S. Dept of Agriculture: Provisional Table on the Vitamin K Content of Foods (pdf)
A pdf file listing the vitamin K content of foods. Useful for patients taking oral anticoagulants (Coumadin or warfarin).

Patient UK

Physicians' Desk Reference
Physicians' Desk Reference on drugs information for consumers. May require registration.
YourSurgery will explain the most commonly performed surgeries, using simple diagrams and cutting edge animation including cardiac catheterization and Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)

Heart Disease Resources For Healthcare Professionals:

Doctor’s Guide - Global Edition
This site provides daily reviews of the latest developments, as well as links to journals and other relevant sites. The site offers personalization options and is available in several languages. – News in cardiology for Doctors
Provides access to the latest published articles on a variety of cardiovascular sub-specialties, as well as archive material. The site also has links to cardiovascular organizations and CME courses.

NHLBI – Cardiovascular Information for Health Care Professionals
A variety of resources relating to cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention are available at this site. It provides information on clinical guidelines and recommendations for cardiovascular disease risk factors, as well as details of NHLBI-sponsored clinical trials. – Cardiology online
This site provides the latest information on the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular disease. As well as summaries of the latest developments, the user can access case studies, clinical trial commentaries and CME material and customize the site according to his/her interests. 

Heart Disease Societies:

American College of Cardiology
A primary information resource offering free registration for healthcare professionals and the general public. The site offers practice guidelines for CV disorders and full text access to the College’s journal.

American Heart Association
Provides material aimed at the general public regarding heart disease and stroke as well as information on CV health and education for healthcare professionals.

European Society of Cardiology
This site provides access to a variety of CV information including links to other societies and organisations journals and teaching material. Access to medical and educational institutions specialising in CV medicine and research is also available.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

American Society of Echocardiography

American Society of Hypertension

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Argentine Society of Cardiology

Association for European Paediatric Cardiology

Association of Resuscitation Training Officers

Associazione Nazionale Medici Cardiologi Ospedalieri

Austrian Heart Foundation

Austrian Society of Cardiology

Brazilian Society of Cardiology

British Cardiac Society

British Heart Foundation

Canadian Cardiovascular Society

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

Colombian Society of Cardiology

Danish Heart Foundation

European Atherosclerosis Society

European Heart Network

European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

European Society of Hypertension (ESH)

Finnish Cardiac Society

Finnish Heart Association

French Society of Cardiology

Fundacion Valle del Lili Medical Center (Cardiovascular Unit)

German Cardiac Society (GCS)

German Heart Foundation

Global Cardiology Network

Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada

Heart Failure Society of America


Hellenic Cardiological Society

Hungarian National Heart Foundation

Hungarian Society of Cardiology

International Society for Heart Research (ISHR)

International Society of Hypertension (ISH)

Italian Society of Cardiology

ALT (Italian Association against Thrombosis)

Icelandic Heart Association

Irish Heart Foundation

Japanese Circulation Society

Korean Society of Circulation

Mexican Society of Cardiology

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Netherlands Heart Foundation

North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (NASPE)

Norwegian Council on Cardiovascular Diseases

Portugese Heart Foundation

Portugese Society of Cardiology

Russian Society of Cardiology

Slovenian Heart Foundation

Society for Cardiovascular Pathology

Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology

Society of Thoracic Surgeons & STS Annals

Spanish Heart Foundation

Spanish Society of Cardiology

Swedish Heart Lung Foundation

Swiss Heart Foundation

Turkish Heart Foundation

The International Academy of Cardiology

The Netherlands Society of Cardiology

Uruguayan Society of Cardiology

World Health Organization

World Heart Federation


Heart Disease Journals:

Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
A journal of the American Heart Association with full text access available on subscription. Non-subscribers can access the table of contents.

The journal of the European Atherosclerosis Society with on-line access to the table of contents.

British Medical Journal
This site features free searchable full text access to all journal contents as well as additional material

Cardiovascular Research
A journal of the European Society of Cardiology. The site has free access to table of contents and abstracts.

Circulation Research
Published by the American Heart Association journal with full text access available on subscription.

Clinical Cardiology
Free on-line access is available to table of contents abstracts and journal supplements. Full text access is available to subscribers

European Heart Journal
A journal of the European Society of Cardiology. Full text access is available via IDEAL the publisher’s full-text journal service. Free searching of abstracts and table of contents is available.

Formerly the British Heart Journal. Free access is available to contents and abstracts with full text access on subscription

New England Journal of Medicine
Abstracts and table of contents can be accessed freely. Full text can only be accessed following subscription.

The Lancet
Subscribers to the print version have free access to the contents of the entire site. Non-subscribers have limited access to the on-line journal

Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Bethesda Conference Documents from the ACC

Canadian Journal of Cardiology



CorVasa (Scientific Journal of the Czech Cardiological Society)

Current Opinion in Cardiology

Echocardiography Journal

Electronic Journals and Other Publications

European Heart Journal

Evidence-based Cardiovascular Medicine

Experimental and Clinical Cardiology

Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia



Interventions On-Line

Journal for Molecular and Cellular Cardiology

Journal of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions

Journal of Hypertension

Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Journal of the World Heart Federation

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (Cardiology site in Spanish)

Progress in Pediatric Cardiology


The Online Journal of Cardiology

WebMedLit - Cardiology Current Journal Articles