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About SADS (Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes)

Sudden arrhythmia death syndromes (SADS) are genetic heart rhythm abnormalities conditions that can cause sudden death in young, apparently healthy people – who are undiagnosed. Learn the warning signs and find information about specific SADS conditions.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation

Arrhythmia

An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm which may cause problems if untreated. Find out your risk for arrhythmia and what you can do to live your healthiest.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

American Heart Association

Arrhythmia: Risk Factors and Prevention

Millions of people experience irregular heartbeats at some point in their lives. Although most of these episodes, called arrhythmias, are harmless and happen in healthy people free of heart disease, sometimes, however, arrhythmias can be serious or even fatal.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Heart Rhythm Society

Blood Vessel Disease- (PDF)

Blood vessel disease also is called peripheral vascular disease or artery disease. It is the narrowing of the blood vessels in the abdomen, legs, and arms. Read about how you can prevent or slow down blood vessel disease.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

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Chapters: Mended Hearts

Search this state listing to locate a Mended Heart chapter offering support and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers. Contact the national office at 1-888-432-7899 or info@mendedhearts.org for more information.

Review Date: May 17, 2011

Mended Hearts, Inc.

Congenital Heart Information Network - Support Groups

The Congenital Heart Information Network offers this listing of local, regional, and national support groups throughout the globe for families and adults with congenital heart disease.

Review Date: June 12, 2012

Congenital Heart Information Network

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)- (PDF)

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), or atherosclerosis, involves the hardening of the blood vessels by fatty deposits called plaque. Learn how you can lower your risk factors to improve your heart health. Spanish text is included in this document.

Review Date: March 29, 2013

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Dealing with Heart Disease

This site focuses on educating individuals with heart disease about the various aspects of coping with heart disease, including topics such as coping with depression, lifestyle changes, cholesterol and nutrition.

Review Date: November 01, 2012

Mended Hearts, Inc.

Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causes many diseases, and reduces the health of smokers in general. Learn why it is important to stop smoking.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Heart Disease in Native American Women

This brief fact sheet describes how heart disease affects minority women. Additional resources on heart health are provided at the site.

Review Date: March 01, 2011

Office on Women's Health

How Can Death Due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest Be Prevented?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, usually causing death if it's not treated within minutes. This document offers information that may help prevent death due to sudden cardiac arrest.

Review Date: February 03, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

How To Prevent and Control Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors (Video)

You can prevent and control many coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors with lifestyle changes and medicines. For example, physical activity may lower your blood pressure, help control diabetes and prediabetes, reduce stress, and help control your weight.

Review Date: February 28, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Keeping in Control: Lowering Your Risk for Kidney and Heart Disease

Learn about the link between diabetes, kidney and heart disease and how blood glucose control is the best way to lower your risk of both kidney and heart disease.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

National Kidney Foundation

New Approaches to Heart Disease

This site gives you some strategies for living with Heart Disease. It provides in-depth information on healthcare approaches that may improve your health, complement your regular medical care, expand your options, and enhance your quality of life.

Review Date: February 01, 2011

Beth Israel Medical Center - Continuum Center for Health & Healing

Pediatric Cardiomyopathy: Finding a Doctor & Center

Learn about finding doctors and clinics specializing in pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic disease of the heart muscle.

Review Date: June 01, 2011

Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation

Pulmonary Hypertension Association: Find a Doctor Directory

Pulmonary hypertension patients experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. If you are experiencing these symptoms, search the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Doctor Directory to find a specialist in your geographic area.

Review Date: December 28, 2012

Pulmonary Hypertension Association

Substances That Can Cause Heart Rhythm Disorders

Thousands of substances have the potential to affect the heart's electrical system and alter its ability to pump blood through the body. This document describes substances that can cause heart rhythm disorders, including alcohol, tobacco, and substances in the environment and workplace.

Review Date: December 18, 2012

Heart Rhythm Society

Subtle and Dangerous: Symptoms of Heart Disease in Women- (PDF)

Heart Disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, for women as well as men. Find out about heart disease risks for women, subtle signs of heart attack, and more.

Review Date: July 14, 2014

NIH National Institute of Nursing Research - NINR

What Is a Heart Attack? (Video)

A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a section of heart muscle becomes blocked. Learn the symptoms and how acting fast can save your life and limit damage to your heart. If you think you or someone you’re with is having a heart attack, call 9–1–1 right away.

Review Date: May 03, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

What Is Coronary Heart Disease? (Video)

Learn how to live with and manage coronary artery disease.

Review Date: May 03, 2012

NIH National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute - NHLBI

Women's Heart Disease Risk Quiz

Many women are unaware that heart disease kills 6 times as many women as breast cancer. Are you at risk for heart disease? The answers to the quiz help in determining if a consultation and complete risk assessment with a health care practitioner are needed.

Review Date: April 06, 2011

Women's Heart Foundation

Your Disease Risk: Heart Disease

To estimate your risk of heart disease and learn about ways to lower that risk, take a few minutes to answer some questions about your health, diet, background, and lifestyle.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

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