Mended Hearts is proud to join forces with CardioSmart to empower patients and health care professionals to work together to achieve positive heart health outcomes. CardioSmart.org is part of the American College of Cardiology’s National Care Initiative, aimed at engaging and informing patients to better prepare them for participation in their own care. Patients can use CardioSmart’s Find a Cardiologist online directory to locate cardiologists in their area.
Dedicated to educating members on preventing and coping with heart disease, Mended Hearts offers a variety of educational resources and reading materials covering these topics and more.
If what you are looking for is not on our site, take a look at our list of related links to other organizations sharing in our cause. Mended Hearts will consider additional links from other sources, either from non-profit sources or through carefully arranged sponsorships.
Founded in 1974, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., (ABC) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members. The ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.
The ABC’s mission is to champion the elimination of cardiovascular disparities through education, research and advocacy.
AACVPR.org contains ample information for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals looking for resources to provide their patients. The dedicated Resources for Patients section of AACVPR.org has fast facts, frequently asked questions and a broad range of links to other organizations’ online patient education tools.
PCNA is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals. Mended Hearts and PCNA have worked closely together for six years, and PCNA has had speakers at our six most recent national conventions.
The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, or SCAI, is the primary professional association for invasive and interventional cardiologists – physicians who diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease, as well as congenital and structural heart conditions, through catheter-based procedures, such as angioplasty and stenting. The partnership with SCAI represents Mended Hearts’ first formal relationship with an organization of cardiovascular professionals. It was finalized in 2010 when we put our first cath patient outreach program together, and it has proven to be a great model for Mended Hearts. From SCAI’s perspective, Dr. Jeff Marshall: “It’s a match made in heaven.” The number of angioplasties continues to increase, and more invasive means of revascularization, like by bypass surgery, are not increasing. For more information: www.SecondsCount.org | 1-800-992-7224 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Mended Hearts is proud to be a network member of the Time to Talk Cardio program. Heart patients, their families and caregivers can find a vast array of resources at this site to improve the dialogue between patients and health care professionals.
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition is an ad hoc coalition of more than 40 nonprofit organizations with a common interest in preventing death and disability from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Mended Hearts, Inc. is a proud Steering Committee member of the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Coalition. Mended Hearts joins with others that are passionate about preventing sudden cardiac arrest deaths through legislative initiatives that lead to greater public awareness, research and access to life-saving therapies. Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the U.S., taking more than 300,000 lives annually.