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Yale University School of Medicine Heart Book

In 1992, this book, edited by three Yale University professors of Medicine, and designed "in clear, simple language, [to] cover the entire spectrum of cardiovascular disease," was published by Hearst Books. Now the Yale University Medical Library has made it available via the web (in Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only). Its 29 chapters are arranged in six major sections: The Heart and How it Works; ...
Cholesterol and Heart Disease

Hardly limited to being in the news this week, cholesterol and the role it plays in heart disease has emerged again. Science, while seeking to describe and dissect the pros and cons of LDL and HDL, has yet to produce a truly definitive answer to the many uncertainties regarding cholesterol. Yet, in the midst of this seemingly uncertain topic, research has provided a whole host of recommendations...
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute -- Information for Researchers

Hosted by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), this website provides a plethora of helpful information and resources for researchers. The site provides abstracts for NHLBI supported research from 1972-present, which also links to the NIH CRISP Database. Online research resources include Programs for Genomic Applications, Available Epidemiology and Clinical Trials Data Sets, as...
World Health Organization: The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart disease and strokes account for numerous deaths annually around the world. This reality prompted the World Health Organization, in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to produce _The Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke_. The publication was "launched to coincide with World Heart Day, which is a major driving force for encouraging global heart disease and stroke...
Take One Step for a Healthy Heart

There’s been a great deal of talk regarding the prevalence of diabetes and cancer in the United States, but there’s at least as much concern regarding heart disease. Working with WGBH and PBS, the noted producer Elizabeth Arledge has created an insightful documentary about the state of heart disease in America. This website is designed to complement the television program, and it does so with a...
What Is the Heart?

Figuring out how the heart functions in a metaphorical sense can be an unending and highly metaphysical process (just ask John Donne), so it's nice to find a place online where visitors can learn how the heart functions in a literal sense. This website was created by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, and begins by answering the basic question: "What is the Heart?" After reading this...
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has crafted this excellent collection of materials for health care professionals. The materials are divided into a dozen sections, including Lung Information, Sleep Information, Interactive Tools and Resources, and Continuing Education Opportunities. The Interactive Tools and Resources area is a gem, as it includes applications for mobile devices such...