Web Resources

Heart health books

Heart Owner's Handbook, Texas Heart Institute and Denton A. Cooley, MD

21 Days to a Healthy Heart, Alan Watson

American Heart Association: To your health! A Guide to Heart-Smart Living

Mayo Clinic Heart Book, Revised Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Heart Health, Bernard J. Gersh

Total Heart Health for Women: a Life-Enriching Plan for Physical & Spiritual Well-Being, Ed B. Young, Jo Beth Young, Michael Duncan, Richard Leachman

Take a Load Off your Heart: 109 Things You Can Actually Do To Prevent, Halt, and Reverse Heart Disease, Barry Franklin, PhD, Joseph Piscatella

YOU: The Owner's Manual - An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger, Mehmet Oz and Michael F. Roizen


Federal agencies

Healthfinder – Gateway consumer health and human services information website from the US Govt.

MedlinePlus: Heart Diseases – Information from the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, and other trusted organizations.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute – Heart and vascular diseases, including tools to check your risk of heart attack and information on prevention.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Heart Disease. Wide variety of information including fact sheets, national news, prevention, health promotion, healthy living.

National Institutes of Health – Health Information, including healthy lifestyles, research information, health and wellness, conditions and diseases, and procedures and therapies.


Other heart disease resources

American Heart Association – Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease.

Mended Hearts, Inc. – Offering the gift of hope and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers.

WebMD Heart Disease Health Center – Wide variety of resources including prevention tips, personal health assessment, cholesterol concerns, healthy heart eating.


Nutrition and exercise

Dr. Gourmet – Learn how to eat healthy - it's easier than you think!

Food and Nutrition Information Center – US Govt site, providing resources and information on cardiovascular diseases, dietary modifications, as well as ethnic and cultural heart health education materials.

US Dept of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion – Working to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.

American Dietetic Association – Trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information.

Fitness – Start walking! American Heart Association website designed to help you join with others and get started walking your way to better health.


Women's health

Women's Heart Health – Joint project of the Cardiovascular Research Foundation, the Office on Women's Health of the Department of Health and Human Services, and WomenHeart: the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease.

MedlinePlus: Heart Disease in Women – Information from the National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine.

Women and Cardiovascular Disease – Go Red for Women – Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke is the driving goal.

National Women's Health Information Center – Reliable and current information resource on women's health.

Women's Hearts – Founded by three women who had heart attacks while in their 40s, WomenHeart strives to provide reliable, timely information about services for women with heart disease.



National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases – Conducts and supports basice and clinical research on many serious diseases.

American Diabetes Association – Working to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes, through research, services, information, and by giving a voice to those who need our help.