Heart disease is the number one killer in men and women in the United States.  Whether you want to learn more about healing from the heart or reducing patients’ risks of cardiovascular disease, Drs. Mehmet Oz, Dean Ornish, Mimi Guarneri and Dennis Goodman offer important resources for practitioners. 

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States.  In 2008, an estimated 770,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack, and about 430,000 will have a recurrent attack. About every 26 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one. (CDC)

For over 40 years, Congress has designated February as American Heart Month and recently President Bush signed a Presidential Proclamation to honor February as American Heart Month. 

Books, Recordings, and Research

Resources

  • National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) 
  • American Heart Association 
  • National Safety Council 
  • The Heart Truth 
    The Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has collaborated with NHLBI to develop a wealth of education materials for clinicians and educators about the prevention and treatment of heart disease in women.  Designed by a team of experts from the National Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health and the National Community Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health, these resources include:
    • Extensive lecture materials and slides
    • Problem-based learning cases
    • Standardized patient case
    • PDA downloads
    • Clinical tools, and
    • Self-study modules offering free CME/CEU credits
    • The materials are available on The Heart Truth Professional Education Web page: www.womenshealth.gov/hearttruth
  • NHLBI Health Professional Materials 
    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) offers a variety of online heart and vascular disease information for health care providers including Web applications, fact sheets, guidelines, and abstracts.
  • The Heart Truth Health Provider Exhibit 
    The Heart Truth exhibit, sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and Office on Women’s Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), urges health professionals to talk to women about heart disease, assess their risk, and motivate them to take action to reduce their risk.  This exhibit travels to health professional conferences to spread The Heart Truth.
  • NHLBI Health Professional Network 
    The NHLBI Health Information Network (HIN) is NHLBI’s digital link to health professionals.  All public health and medical professionals with an interest in heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders are encouraged to join.  Members receive information periodically by email (and occasionally by mail, if you choose) from NHLBI about its latest key research findings, clinical advisories, programs, and educational materials.
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention 
    For more information on heart disease and stroke, visit CDC’s Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.