There is an abundance of good information about heart disease online. Much of this information can be found on the websites of respected professional medical organizations. Below are some sites that patients may find useful:
- American College of Cardiology: This 52,000-member professional organization is a leader in creating treatment guidelines for heart disease, educating heart specialists about the latest advances in the field, and supporting cardiovascular research. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.
- American Heart Association: The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke through education and research.
- Heart Failure Society of America: This non-profit organization provides a forum for people interested in heart function, heart failure, research and patient care.
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: This government agency promotes the prevention and treatment of heart, lung and blood diseases through research, training and education.
- Adult Congenital Heart Association: The Adult Congenital Heart Association is dedicated to educating the public and the medical community about adult congenital heart issues through forums, newsletters, support groups and other methods of public information.