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Patient Health Education Portal: Cardiology

The patient's guide to authoritative health information on the Internet.

Emergency Medical Center Locator Mobile App


The EMCL app helps the user identify the closest specialized emergency medical center for trauma, stroke, ophthalmology, pediatrics, cardiology, and burn care. Read the reviews from CardioSmart and medGadget.

H20 Overload Mobile App

H20 Overload

The H20 Overload app helps CHF and renal patients with fluid control. Read the review from iMedicalApps.

Spot A Stroke FAST Mobile App

Spot a Stroke

The Spot A Stroke app helps the user identify the signs of a stroke. Read the review from iMedicalApps.

American Heart Association

American Heart Association

  • Provides patients with comprehensive information on arrhythmia, cholesterol, heart attack, heart failure, high blood pressure, stroke, and congenital defects.
  • Includes news; videos; and a tool called Heart360 that allows the user to track blood pressure, physical activity, cholesterol, glucose, weight, and medications.
  • Spanish, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese versions available.

American College of Cardiology: CardioSmart


  • Provides patients information on preventing, treating, and managing cardiovascular disease.
  • Includes a glossary, BMI calculator, videos, and news.
  • Spanish version available.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

  • Provides information on a wide range of heart and vascular disease topics.
  • Includes a tool to estimate your risk of having a heart attack in the next 10 years; a body mass index calculator; a database of clinical trials seeking patients; videos; recipes; and downloadable books and fact sheets.
  • Allows the user to change the text size.

National Stroke Association

National Stroke Association

  • Provides information on prevention, risk factors, treatment, and rehabilitation.
  • Includes free webinars; videos; downloadable brochures and factsheets; a list of Emergency Stroke Center locations; an online social network for caregivers; and information specific to women.
  • Allows the user to change the text size.
  • Spanish version available.

Department of Health and Human Services:

  • Provides information on heart disease and stroke in women.
  • Includes signs of a heart attack in women.
  • Allows the user to change the text size.
  • Spanish version available.

Contact A Librarian

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Disclaimer: The librarians at Darnall Medical Library are happy to respond to requests for health information from WRNMMC patients and families. The librarians are not doctors and cannot provide medical advice or interpret the information provided. Only health care providers can evaluate how health information may apply to a patient's specific situation, discuss medical conditions, and make health-related recommendations and suggestions.

Links, photos, or content shared from another site do not indicate endorsement by WRNMMC or by any other federal agency. Advice on the treatment or care of an individual patient should be obtained through consultation with a physician who has examined that patient or is familiar with that patient's medical history.

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