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Patient Education Articles

The following links take you to patient-friendly information provided by, a physician-monitored resource:


  • Angina
  • Aortic stenosis
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Chest pain
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart attack
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Mitral regurgitation
  • Obesity/overweight
  • Pericarditis
  • Smoking
  • Stress and stress management
  • Stroke

    Diagnostic Tests:

  • Blood pressure
  • Cardiac catheterization
  • Electrocardiogram
  • Imaging tests
  • Physical exam
  • Stress tests


  • Coronary angioplasty
  • Pacemaker

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    Support Organizations

    The following links are provided and monitored by, the publisher of cardiologychannel., Inc., does not endorse specific organizations. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the following links, which are provided as a courtesy. If any information requires updating, please contact cardiologychannel.

    National Child Abuse Hotline
    1.800.422.4453 (1-800-4-A-Child)

    The National Domestic Violence Hotline
    1.800.799.7233 (1-800-799-SAFE)

    Poison Control

    National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1.800.273.8255 (1-800-273-TALK)

    Cardiovascular Disease
    American Heart Association
    National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    Pulmonary Hypertension Association

    Congenital Heart Defect
    Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA)
    Children's Heart Foundation
    The Somerville Foundation

    Open Heart Surgery
    Mended Hearts

    Smoking Cessation
    You Can Quit Smoking

    General Health Care Resources
    Family Caregiver Alliance
    Safe Medication