- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Healthcare 411 – This multimedia site provides practical health care information, research findings, and data to help consumers and health providers make informed decisions about health care issues including heart conditions and treatments.
- American College of Cardiology – The nation’s professional organization for cardiologists provides CardioSmart, a dynamic web source for patients
- American Heart Association – Dedicated to providing you with education and information on fighting heart disease
- American Stroke Association – Dedicated to providing you with education and information on fighting stroke
- After My Bypass – This Society of Thoracic Surgeons Web site is designed to provide you with information about your coronary artery bypass graft procedure (heart bypass surgery) and contains information about medication, exercise, diet and other factors that will continue to protect your heart from future heart disease, and will help maintain your general health and well-being.
- Blood Pressure Log – This site offers a free online journal allowing users to record, track, chart and share their blood pressure readings with their healthcare provider.
- www.familyatheart.org – FamilyatHeart.org is devoted to providing useful information for your family’s well-being, particularly related to heart-healthy nutrition and physical activity for the whole family.
- HeartFailureInfo.com – This site, provided by Medtronic, is designed to provide people living with heart failure access to basic information on heart failure and its symptoms, causes and management options.
- MayoClinic.com – Provides valuable information on the causes of heart disease, preventing heart disease, and treatments.
- MEDLINEplus Health Information – A service of the National Library of Medicine | National Institutes of Health.
- National Women’s Health Information Center (NWHIC) – A health information and Federal publication referral service that provides a gateway to women’s health information from other government agencies, public and private organizations, and consumer and health care professional groups. 1-800-944-WOMAN, TDD 1-888-220-5466.
- One Valve for Life – An educational resource on heart valve selection provided by St. Jude Medical
Financial Aid/Prescription Assistance
- Partnership for Prescription Assistance – The Partnership for Prescription Assistance brings together America’s pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups to help qualifying patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need through the public or private program that’s right for them. Many will get them free or nearly free. Its mission is to increase awareness of patient assistance programs and boost enrollment of those who are eligible. Through this site, the Partnership for Prescription Assistance offers a single point of access to more than 475 public and private patient assistance programs, including more than 150 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. To access the Partnership for Prescription Assistance by phone, you can call toll-free, 1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669).
- Heart Support of America - Heart Support of America provides direct financial assistance to heart disease victims and their families that do not have the resources for the treatment and care they need. HSA grant programs do not just include medicines and other medical expenses, but meals, transportation and other assistance as well.
- Hill-Burton Free Medical Care Program – Hospitals and other health care facilities receive Federal funds for construction or modernization under the Hill-Burton Program. In return, these facilities provide a specific amount of free or below cost health care services to eligible people. Contact the program for a list of participating facilities as well as information on eligibility.