The Internet is chock-full of information about the human heart. It offers an ever-growing body of content that explores heart health, disease, structure, rhythm, and other topics. It is important to be cautious and not believe everything presented online: some sites contain reliable information and some do not.
Recently, I asked a trusted medical professional about the slew of heart-related websites. Here are a few sites (in alphabetical order) he recommended as reliable:
- American Heart Association: This website presents content from the oldest voluntary organization in the United States dedicated to preventing heart disease and stroke. It includes resources about health, caregiving, heart education, and heart conditions.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: This government website presents content about common forms of heart disease. It includes educational materials, statistics, and links to journal articles related to heart disease.
- Heart Rhythm Society: This professional organization website presents content focused on heart rhythm for and from electrophysiology professionals—health rhythm specialists. It includes an informative Patient Resources section written for non-medical people.
- WebMD Heart Health Center: This private company website presents resources that include interactive lists for Heart Health topics and topics Related to Heart Health.
- National Institute of Health’s National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: This government website presents content about research and education programs for preventing and treating heart, lung, and blood diseases. It includes sections for the public, health professionals, and researchers, and informational sections about clinical trials and medical news.
Please let me know about websites you trust for heart information.