WEBTREATS: Cardiovascular Health for Women

This list, prepared by the College Resource Center Librarians from other sources, is provided for information only.  Referral to these sites does not imply endorsement of The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of either the organization or their contents, expressed views, programs, or political activities.   Further, the College does not endorse any commercial products that may be advertised or available from these organizations or on these websites. This list is not meant to be comprehensive; the exclusion of a site does not reflect the quality of that site.  Please note that sites and URLs are subject to change without warning.   JER 4/8/16

 

American College of Cardiology

This is the professional association for physicians and others involved in cardiovascular care. The website has information on practice guidelines, continuing education, meetings, advocacy, and practice management.

 

CardioSmart

The ACC’s patient education website has information on heart basics, heart conditions, drugs and treatments, and healthy living. Users can create a profile for personalized news and health tips, and to set goals and track progress.

 

Women and Coronary Artery Disease

The women and coronary artery disease section of the CardioSmart website has information on symptoms of heart attack in women, understanding heart disease, questions to ask the doctor, and more.

 

American Heart Association

This website has information on heart attack and stroke warning signs, healthy living, nutrition, specific conditions, resources for healthcare professionals and caregivers, and CPR and first aid.

 

American Stroke Association

This organization has information on stroke, including warning signs, treatment, life after stroke and recovery, a link to Stroke Connection magazine, and information for healthcare professionals.

 

Cardiovascular Research Foundation

The CRF’s mission is to improve the survival and quality of life of people with cardiovascular disease through research and education. The website has information on research, clinical trials, education, and more.

 

Go Red For Women

The American Heart Association created Go Red for Women to dispel myths and raise awareness of heart disease in women. The website includes information on heart disease, risk factors, healthy living, National Wear Red Day, and more.

 

MedlinePlus – Heart Disease in Women

From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes information on the latest heart disease news, diagnosis and symptoms, prevention and screening, treatment, and links to other MedlinePlus pages on related topics.

 

MedlinePlus – Stroke

From the National Library of Medicine, this site for consumers includes information on the latest stroke news, diagnosis and symptoms, prevention and screening, treatment, and links to other MedlinePlus pages on related topics.

 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

The NHLBI is part of the National Institutes of Health. The website includes information for the public on various heart, lung, and blood conditions, and information and guidelines for healthcare professionals.

 

The Heart Truth

This is an NHLBI program with the goal to raise awareness about heart disease and its risk factors among women, and educate and motivate them to take action to prevent the disease and control its risk factors.

 

Heart Disease and Women

This website has information for women on risk factors, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, living with heart disease, clinical trials, and more. A Spanish version of the website is also available.

 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

NINDS is part of the National Institutes of health. The website has information on specific conditions and disorders, clinical trials, funding and research, and also has information in Spanish.

 

National Stroke Association

This website has information on stroke prevention, recovery, symptoms, and includes links to brochures and fact sheets. There is also information for specific groups, such as women, African Americans, and children.

 

Office on Women’s Health - Heart Health and Stroke

This website has information for women on risk factors for heart disease and stroke, signs and symptoms, and healthy living. A Spanish version of the website is also available.

 

Heart Disease Fact Sheet

This fact sheet has information on heart disease in women, including prevention, risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, signs of a heart attack, medications and heart disease, and links to related fact sheets.

 

Texas Heart Institute – Women and Heart Disease

This website has information for consumers on preventing, understanding, and treating heart disease, and also includes a Healthy Heart Guide.

 

Women Heart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease

WomenHeart's mission is to improve the health and quality of life of women living with or at risk of heart disease. The website has information for both women and healthcare professionals.

 

Women’s Heart Foundation

This website has health care guides on exercise and nutrition, wellness, heart disease, heart surgery, and more. There is also a link to the Women’s Heart Risk Quiz.

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