Mended Hearts has partnered with the National Stroke Association, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association and Spirit Health Group to create a comprehensive website on atrial fibrillation (AFib) and AFib-related stroke. This website provides patients, family members, healthcare professionals and caregivers a resource on managing AFib to prevent a stroke including tools to assess risk, options for treatment and follow-up care. To view this new website, please go to www.alittlefib.org.
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.
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