We have compiled a list of resources and publications to help you learn more about cardiovascular disease, prevention and research.
Heart Health Books
- Heart Owner's Handbook by Texas Heart Institute and Denton A. Cooley, M.D. (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995)
- 21 Days to a Healthy Heart by Alan Watson (Diet Heart Pub, 2002)
- American Heart Association: To Your health! A Guide to Heart-Smart Living by the American Heart Association (Clarkson Potter, 2001)
- Mayo Clinic Heart Book, Revised Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Heart Health by Bernard J. Gersh
- Total Heart Health for Women: A Life-Enriching Plan for Physical and Spiritual Well-Being by Ed B. Young, Jo Beth Young, Michael Duncan and Richard Leachman (Thomas Nelson, 2006)
- Prevent, Halt & Reverse Heart Disease: 109 Things You Can Do by Barry Franklin, Ph.D. and Joseph Piscatella (Workman Publishing Company, 2011)
- YOU: The Owner's Manual: An Insider's Guide to the Body That Will Make You Healthier and Younger by Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. and Michael F. Roizen, M.D. (William Morrow, 2008)
- Healthfinder™ – Healthfinder.gov is a consumer health and human services information web site from the US Government.
- MedlinePlus: Heart Diseases – This site compiles health information from the National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine and other trusted organizations.
- National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute –The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute provides information on heart and vascular diseases, including tools to check your risk of heart attack and information on prevention.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – This site contains a wide variety of information on heart disease including fact sheets, national news, prevention, health promotion and healthy living.
- National Institutes of Health – This site provides a variety of health information, including healthy lifestyles, research information, health, wellness, conditions, diseases, procedures and therapies.
Cardiovascular Health Information
- American Heart Association – Learn more about the American Heart Association's efforts to reduce death caused by cardiovascular disease.
- Mended Hearts, Inc. – Mended Hearts is a national organization that offers the gift of hope and encouragement to heart patients, families and caregivers.
- WebMD Heart Disease Health Center – This site compiles a wide variety of resources including prevention tips, personal health assessment, cholesterol concerns and information on healthy heart eating.
Nutrition and Exercise Information
- Dr. Gourmet – Learn how to eat healthy - it's easier than you think!
- Food and Nutrition Information Center – This US government site provides resources and information on cardiovascular diseases, dietary modifications, as well as ethnic and cultural heart health education materials.
- US Department of Agriculture's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion – This agency is working to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans.
- American Dietetic Association – This site provides trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information.
- Fitness – Start walking! American Heart Association web site is designed to help you join with others and get started walking your way to better health.
Women's Health Information
- MedlinePlus: Heart Disease in Women – This site contains information from the National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine.
- Women and Cardiovascular Disease: Go Red for Women – An American Heart Association initiative focused on building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
- National Women's Health Information Center – This site provides reliable and current information on women's health.
- WomenHeart – 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 – This institute conducts and supports basic and clinical research on many serious diseases including diabetes and kidney disease.
- 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.