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
- Healing from the Heart: A Leading Surgeon Combines Eastern and Western Traditions to Create the Medicine of the Future by Mehmet Oz
- Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease by Dr Dean Ornish
“Forty million people in this country suffer from diagnose cardiovascular disease, and an even larger number don’t yet know that they have a heart problem…”
- Video: The Heart Speaks– Erminia ‘Mimi’ Guarneri, MD
Dr. Guarneri discusses risk factors for cardiovascular disease and how Holistic integrative treatment is key to disease prevention.
- Audio: Alternative Therapies for Reducing Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Women – Dennis Goodman, MD
Dr. Goodman discusses the advantages of natural supplements and how to effectively reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Folic Acid, Homocysteine, and Cardiovascular Disease – Judging Causality in the Face of Inconclusive Trial Evidence
- Green Tea Consumption and Mortality Due to Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, and all causes in Japan
- Maintaining a Healthy Heart Rhythm – Cardiac Risk Factors Extend Beyond Cholesterol
- 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.