has thousands of health-related sites. Unfortunately, some of the
information provided is neither accurate nor current. With that
caution in mind, we have found the following sites to be useful:
General Heart Information
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association site is an excellent overview of
cardiac disease, risk factors (including cholesterol), diagnostic
test, and treatment options.
College of Cardiology
The professional organization for cardiovascular specialists, The
American College of Cardiology, has current practice guidelines and a
strong patient education section.
Designed by a Professor of Cardiology, this site has outstanding
graphics with detailed explanations of cardiac disease.
Heart Rhythm Society
Orlando Health Physician Group
Most major medical device and pharmaceutical
companies have web sites, sometimes even promoting a widely prescribed
drug. We think the following medical device sites are relevant to our
patients, especially the sections devoted to patient education.
Medtronic, Inc. guide to pacemakers and defibrillators.
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
St. Jude Medical, Inc. overview of pacemakers, defibrillators, and
Boston Scientific, Inc. / Guidant, Inc.
Boston Scientific, Inc. (Scimed), detailing angioplasty, atherectomy devices, pacemakers, defibrillators, and catheter technology
Cordis Webster, Inc. now
Biosense Webster a Johnson&Johnson company
A leading electrophysiology company.
An explanation of electrophysiology products and procedures.
Food and Drug
Department of Health & Human Services
St. Jude Medical
International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements
for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH)
National Cancer Institute
Lung Rx, Inc
Pulmonary Hypertension Association