AFib 4WARD is a website and patient tools dedicated to improving quality and consistency of care for patients
needing anticoagulation treatment. AFib 4WARD is designed to help Healthcare Providers and patients engage in an informative conversation about AFib-related stroke risk, while also informing and encouraging a shared decision making process regarding treatment options. is 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 stroke including tools to assess risk, options for treatment and follow-up care. The website was created through a partnership of Mended Hearts, the National Stroke Association, Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association and Spirit Health Group.

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) is dedicated to reducing morbidity, mortality and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary disease through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research and disease management. Central to the core mission is improvement in quality of life for patients and their families.

Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) is a non-profit 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.

CardioSmart is the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology whose mission is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.

ContextMedia:Health delivers educational videos and digital content to hospital waiting rooms and exam rooms across the country. Mended Hearts has partnered with ContextMedia:Health to deliver material from Mended Hearts’ media library to heart patients and caregivers before and during their physician consultations. This collaboration gives Mended Hearts a way to reach patients in doctors’ offices and other healthcare settings at times when they are most in need of support.

If your medical office or health system is interested in learning about working with ContextMedia:Health, please print this flyer or visit

The HeartBrothers Foundation has a unique, first-hand understanding of the overwhelming physical, mental and financial stresses that affect heart failure patients and their loved ones. They are dedicated to helping heart failure patients navigate the many gaps that exist in their care. They help fill the gaps for heart failure patients via financial contributions (lodging, transportation, meals), medical insurance assistance programming, informative stress-coping resources, and peer-to-peer support. The HeartBrothers Foundation also focuses its efforts on increasing awareness about heart failure to the general public and forging connections within the global heart failure community.

Million Hearts is a national initiative with an ambitious goal to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services co-lead the initiative on behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Stroke Association (NSA) provides stroke education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers, and the healthcare community. NSA believes that caregivers and the survivor’s circle of support are the core to their recovery. Programs and materials are provided to the stroke community for free.

The Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation is an independent, national 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to helping underinsured people with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases get the medications and treatment they need by paying for their out-of-pocket costs and advocating for improved access and affordability.
Patient Access Network Foundation
PO Box 221858
Charlotte, NC 28222
Phone: 1-866-316-7263
To visit this website go to:

Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is the leading nursing organization dedicated to preventing cardiovascular disease through assessing risk, facilitating lifestyle changes and guiding individuals to achieve treatment goals.

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.

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.

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