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Contents of this page

Clinical Trials
Current Awareness
Databases / Links
Risk Factors

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Selected Internet Resources – Cardiovascular Disease

Clinical Trials

bulletCardiosource Clinical Trials Summaries – Has a useful free list of trials and publication dates. Access to the summaries requires a paid subscription

Clinical Trials Results.Org – Reports of recent trial results, mainly as downloadable slideshows or press releases

Current Awareness

bulletHeart Linx


Medscape Cardiology

– Access to some parts of this site requires free registration

Databases /Links


– Provides extensive information on interventional cardiology for both patients and professionals

Cardiovascular Diseases – NLH Specialist Library

bulletCardiovascular Information for Health Care Professionals

– From the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Guidelines & Policies

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Guidelines

bulletBritish Cardiac Society Guidelines

bulletBritish Hypertension Society Guidelines

bulletCardiovascular Diseases Guidance from NICE

bulletCoronary Heart Disease: guidance for implementing preventive aspects of National Service Framework – Focuses on preventing coronary heart disease by reducing smoking prevalence, improving diet and nutrition, increasing physical activity and reducing overweight and obesity. NICE

bulletCoronary Heart Disease Information Strategy – Outlines activities supporting the delivery of integrated healthcare across health sectors

bulletCoronary Heart Disease National Service Framework

bulletEuropean Society of Cardiology Guidelines

bulletHealth & Social Wellbeing :Coronary heart disease – Department of Health Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), 2004

bullet Heart Disease and South Asians :delivering the National service framework for coronary heart disease -British Heart Foundation

bulletHeart Failure : a quick guide to quality commissioning across the whole pathway of care

bulletVascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland Guidelines


A History of Cardiology

– “Traces the interwoven history of medical knowledge and technological advance from Galen’s early description of the circulatory system to modern breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis and treatment”. University of Iowa

Pioneers of Heart Surgery
– An overview of key developments in heart surgery since World War II

bulletAmerican Heart Association

bulletAmerican Society of Echocardiography

bulletBritish Cardiovascular Society

bulletBritish Heart Foundation

bulletBritish Hypertension Society

bulletChildren’s Heart Federation

bulletCRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young)
– Aims to raise an awareness of sudden death syndrome. Provides information on various heart conditions

bulletDepartment of Health Coronary Heart Disease Team – provides “Information, policy documents and advice for healthcare professionals involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)

European Society of Cardiology

Irish Heart Foundation

bulletNational Heart Forum – ”
The National Heart Forum (NHF) is a leading alliance of national organisations working to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in the UK”


bullet Cardiovascular Pathology
– University of Utah

/ Educational Materials

12-lead ECG Library Homepage

– Compiled by the authors of “ECG by example”

bulletAcute Myocardial Infarction : Core Data Set

– From the Royal College of Physicians the examination, management of acute myocardial infarction

bulletAtherosclerosis and Thrombosis Index

– From The University of Utah

bulletAtlas of Echocardiography – Yale University

bulletAtlas of Heart Disease and Stroke – WHO Maps and statistical charts showing world wide data on heart disease incidence, risk factors and mortality

bulletAuscultation Assistant -“The Auscultation Assistant provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds in order to help medical students and others improve their physical diagnosis”


– A computer assisted instructional programme of cases in basic cardiology from the University of Michigan

bulletCTSNet – Cardiothoracic Surgery Network. Has textbooks, full-text journals, surgical techniques, and grand rounds presentations. Interactive features include educational topic reviews, discussion forums, and panel discussions of controversies.

bulletEchocardiographic Images and Text
– An alphabetical list

bulletHeart and Stroke Encyclopaedia

– From the American Heart Association

bulletMyocardial Infarction
– A tutorial from the University of Utah

bulletYale University Heart Book

Risk Factors

bulletCardiovascular Risk : assessment and management – Assessing 10 year CVD risk


– The most comprehensive and up-to-date source of statistics on cardiovascular disease in the UK

bulletRegistries and Databases
– From the UK Cardiac Surgical Register


Page last updated 1 August 2010

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