There is a lot of information available on the Web about heart disease and heart health. Unfortunately, not all information out there is reliable or accurate. Here are some trusted sites that contain reliable patient-friendly information on heart disease and lifestyle improvement.
With these links, please keep in mind that their content is not under the control of New York Comprehensive Cardiology, PLLC. While we have chosen to highlight external sites that we feel are good references for information on heart and nutrition, we are not liable for the content on external websites.
|American Heart Association (www.heart.com)
This is the premier organization promoting heart health in the U.S. The site provides excellent heart related patient education, research updates, links, and an on-site information search.
|American Academy of Family Physicians (www.familydoctor.org)
This site has patient-friendly information on a full range of health topics including plenty of resources on heart healthy living and good nutrition.
|American College of Cardiology (www.cardiosmart.org)
Excellent site for all things cardiology including disease conditions, screening & diagnostics, heart healthy living, and a comprehensive listing of cardiologists.
|Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (www.eatright.org)
This site has a comprehensive listing of registered dietitians in the U.S. as well as lots of information on nutrition and weight management.
|American Medical Association (www.ama-assn.org)
This site has a wealth of information on heart health treatment and prevention as well as information on other health topics.
|Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Eating Plan (http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/heart/hbp/dash/new_dash.pdf)
Here you can find the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s DASH diet plan proven to help lower blood pressure. It includes detailed menus at different calorie levels along with heart healthy recipes and dietary tips for lowering blood pressure.
|United States Department of Agriculture (www.choosemyplate.gov)
This is the main U.S. government site for Americans to get information on healthy diet. It offers personalized menu plan information, a data base of the nutritional composition of foods, and plenty of information and handouts on healthy nutrition.
|The Vascular Disease Foundation (www.wvf.org) – This site offers medical information on heart and vascular diseases and is readily available in many different languages including Italian and Spanish.|