At Bay Area Heart we believe that patient education is one of the vital parts of cardiovascular care. Knowledge of cardiac care, common treatments and procedure helps patients to become more involved in their healthcare decision. It also helps family members to better understand what patient is going through so that they can offer effective support and care.
We are including some educational materials and some web links to support a healthy lifestyle.
http://www.hearthub.org/ American Heart Association patient portal provides information about cardiovascular disease and stroke. It also provides valuable information to help you manage your health. It helps you to understand your risk and treatment options and also includes healthy recipes.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/resources/heart Excellent educational resource for heart patient from National Heart and Lung Institute. Contains risk assessment tool, fact sheets and disease-specific publications.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/GettingHealthy_UCM_001078_SubHomePage.jsp sponsored by American Heart Association. It contains health information to help kids, families and communities live heart-healthy lives. It also includes information on weight management, stress management and physical activities.