Do you have a heart challenge? Despite the latest in medical management and invasive procedures heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide and continues to be one of the major causes of medical disability.
And it's not going to go away anytime soon, what with the obesity being a major health problem worldwide and especially in the western world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that this 'globesity' epidemic includes over one billion overweight adults of which at the least 300 million are considered obese. Over two thirds of Americans are overweight and about one third are considered obese. Likewise in 2004, over 6 million Canadians were overweight and over 4.5 million were obese.
Even more alarming, is the fact that the rate of children identified as obese has tripled in the past thirty years. One third of all children born after 2000 will develop diabetes during their lifetime, or they will face other chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer and asthma.
Why? Because kids spend a lot of time in front of the TV, or the computer, or playing video-games and less time outside running around, being kids. Oh yeah, and because kids eat crappy food. Families are busy and that leaves very little time for parents to prepare nutritious snacks or home-cooked meals. Whatever is quick, inexpensive, and easy is the reality for most families.
I know. You're busy. But, if we do nothing, we will be the first generation of parents to outlive our kids.
Are You Listening to What Your Heart Is Telling You?
Wearable technology is getting a lot of attention these days and for good reason. These devices are becoming increasingly more integrated into our daily lives and are providing new insights into our personal activity and fitness levels.
Bill Clinton - Once a Heart Patient, Always a Heart Patient
Bill Clinton is using his own heart problems to further the mission 'Let’s Move', a national campaign designed to help people make better food choices, get healthier foods in school lunches, make healthy foods more available and affordable, and to encourage children and adults to exercise.
No Chest Pain? You Still Might Be Having a Heart Attack
Even if you take nothing else from this post, please understand: A heart attack may not feel like a heart attack. The expected sensation of an elephant suddenly sitting on your chest may never come. Thirty-five years of research on women who suffered heart attacks found in 2007 that at least 30 percent did not experience chest pain.
Chest pain is still the most common sign of a heart attack, but studies have shown that women are more likely than men to have other symptoms instead.
We offer spiritual support to people from around the world, giving them a page on 2hearts.
I am Dr Tryzelaar and a retired cardio thoracic surgeon. After a life-long career in the treatment of heart diseases, I created this web site to help you with your cardiac disease questions.
CardioValens.com, an Internet Portal on Cardiology, provides latest information and education for Cardiologists and Patients/Consumers under two separate websites respectively. It caters to the needs of Healthcare Professionals, especially Cardiologists, Physicians, Medical Students, Patients/Consumers and other related Healthcare Professionals.
Welcome to CardioSmart, the patient education and empowerment initiative brought to you by the American College of Cardiology. Our mission is to help individuals prevent, treat and manage cardiovascular disease.
This popular web resource includes over 1900 images along with text, tutorials, laboratory exercises, and examination items for self-assessment that demonstrate gross and microscopic pathologic findings associated with human disease conditions.
Dr. Sinatra’s Heart Healthy Blog is a gift to heart disease patients, fast food-lovers, and health nuts alike. Dr. Sinatra takes a unique approach to making a permanent difference in people’s heart health — not just prescribing temporary fixes or shallow advice...Healthline
Heart & Vessels has been written by Dr P. Laurent, Cardiologist, MD, PhD, upon his medical experience of internal medicine and cardiology.
A long-time champion for women’s heart health, the American Heart Association has devoted a blog to its national Go Red for Women advocacy campaign. Community, education, and compassion are essential to this campaign and to the improvement of women’s health, and this blog is a reader-input star...Healthline
Harboring Hearts provides support and resources to heart patients and their families during the critical time of treatment. We seek to ease the financial and emotional burdens placed on individuals, families, or caregivers -- whether traveling from afar or remaining close to home -- during this challenging time.
Harvard Heart Letter
The Harvard Heart Letter is your trustworthy source of heart health information. It will put you in closer touch with everything that''s happening right now in the frontiers of cardiac medicine. With every issue the focus is on the latest medical advances that can help you live a longer, healthier life.
Real data from people like you can help doctors predict and prevent heart disease. Now it's easy to contribute information that will help the effort to save millions of lives.
Healthy Heart Guide
Why do you need to keep a healthy heart? Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in men and women, greater than the next five causes of death combined!
Healthy Heart Help
The idea for HealthyHeartHelp.com was developed after my father passed on November 26, 2004. He developed high blood pressure young and had his very first stroke at the age of 33. At the age of 24, I developed high blood pressure. So this website was started in an attempt to inform, educate, and support people with high blood pressure.
Heart (formerly British Heart Journal) is an international peer review journal that keeps cardiologists up to date with advances in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease. Topics covered include coronary disease, electrophysiology, valve disease, imaging techniques, congenital heart disease (fetal, paediatric and adult), heart failure, surgery, and basic science.
Heart Health Initiative
The Heart Health Initiative is a mission to educate the world about heart health and give people the tools to live heart-healthy lives.
Heart Institute Encyclopedia
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is dedicated to providing the highest level of pediatric care. As Greater Cincinnati's only pediatric hospital, Cincinnati Children's is committed to bringing the very best medical care to children in our community.
HeartPoint has been created by medical professionals to provide patients with a source of credible information about heart disease. Having any type of disorder of the heart can be scary- we're here so that you understand your heart, and how to take care of it with the best graphic and written explanations we can muster.
All about women and heart disease -our #1 killer - from the unique perspective of a Mayo Clinic-trained heart attack survivor and patient advocate from Canada.
A Body1 health site - great information. real community. better living.
The Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF) is an independent, non-profit academic institution dedicated to improving the survival and quality of life of individuals with cardiovascular disease.
We aim to improve the health of people suffering from life threatening heart ailments by providing India's best infrastructure and cardiac treatments.
This site is a resource for open heart surgery. It is a showcase for those special doctors who hold our lives in their hands and realize that their job extends far beyond the operating and treatment rooms. These are the doctors who spoke with us, not down to us; the ones who never made us feel that their time was limited, and never hid behind their ivy league degrees or credentials.
This web site was designed to provide information to patients who are being evaluated and treated for a heart-related complaint. All contents are reviewed by physicians to ensure accuracy. Our objective is to educate.
The most trusted source of cardiology news, heartwire, an independant service from theheart.org, brings cardiologists the latest developments in cardiology...
HeartZine offers a multitude of news and forums on Heart Disease. Read the latest news articles on Heart Disease.
How To Protect Your Heart From Your Doctor
This book will teach you how to avoid becoming an accidental victim of the medical profession by learning about the weaknesses of the methods used to diagnosis and treat high blood pressure and heart disease, how patients are urged to undergo unnecessary bypass surgery or angioplasty more for the doctors benefit than the patient's, what your options are for diagnosis and treatment should you ever develop a heart problem, and how the heart can heal itself.
I am ProHeart
Ladies, we need to talk. Heart disease is the leading killer of women and it's time to fight back. You can start by downloading Straight Talk: A Woman's Guide to Heart Health to learn from the real-life experiences of everyday women living with heart disease.
LifeBeat Online is an e-newsletter. It was created to help people with cardiac devices live full, active lives. We provide cardiac news, health tips, and more.
Welcome to Megaheart.com The original and still the leading no-salt, low-sodium information and recipe Web site.
At MyHeart.net, we would like to be your home for all things cardiac. Whether you are struggling with heart disease yourself or simply trying to avoid it, our goal is to provide high quality information and services to you daily.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
The NHLBI plans and directs research in development and evaluation of interventions and devices related to prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of patients suffering from such diseases and disorders. It also supports research on clinical use of blood and all aspects of the management of blood resources. Research is conducted in the Institute's own laboratories and by scientific institutions and individuals supported by research grants and contracts.
Open Heart Coach
Through the compassionate advice and support of Maggie Lichtenberg's book, The Open Heart Companion: Preparation and Guidance for Open Heart Surgery Recovery. Remove the stress and put a positive spin on the four-to-eight challenging recovery weeks once you are home from the hospital.
SCAI hosts this website as part of a public education initiative designed to inform patients and their families about cardiovascular disease.
The Heart House
To simplify how blood flows through a normal, healthy heart, think of the heart as a house with:
- 4 Rooms (Chambers)
- 4 Doors (Valves)
- 4 Big Hallways (Vessels)
- 4 Small Hallways (Vessels)
The Heart Truth
The Heart Truth is a national public health education campaign to raise awareness that heart disease and stroke is a leading cause of death for women in Canada.
The Human Heart
From the moment it begins beating until the moment it stops, the human heart works tirelessly. In an average lifetime*, the heart beats more than two and a half billion times, without ever pausing to rest. Like a pumping machine, the heart provides the power needed for life.
Track Your Plaque
There's a 50% chance you already have hidden heart disease! Cholesterol values won't help you. Feeling good doesn't mean anything! Discover why Tracking Your Plaque is destined to become the new medical standard for preventing heart attack.
The Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research, and public awareness.
What Would Cathy Eat?
Hi, I'm Cathy, and I came to a heart-healthy diet the hard way. Now I'm out to prove that heart-healthy doesn't have to mean boring. My recipes may be nutritious, but I refuse to sacrifice on flavor. So dig in!
Women's Heart Foundation
The Women's Heart Foundation is a 501c3 dedicated to prevention, survival and quality of life. WHF accomplishes its mission through education, advocacy and instituting prevention projects. WHF conducts outcomes research and provides free continuing medical education as part of The Gender Care Initiative® to promote excellence of care of women.
WomenHeart is the only patient-led national non-profit organization that educates and advocates for the 8 million American women living with heart disease. With 16,000 members and 50 local support groups, WomenHeart gives women heart patients and physicians a platform to spread the common message of early detection, accurate diagnosis and proper treatment so all women can lead healthier lives.
Edwards Lifesciences is the international leader in providing innovative and effective heart valve products for cardiovascular patients. We are proud to have the opportunity to share these life-saving and life-improving technologies with you.