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Heart Disease & Stroke


American Heart Association. National non-profit organization whose mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Provides information for consumers and educators as well as standards and guidelines for health professionals.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). NIH institute that conducts and funds studies on prevention and treatment of heart, lung, and blood diseases.

Selected Resources

Go AS, Mozaffarian D, Roger VL,et al.; on behalf of the American Heart Association Statistics Committee and Stroke Statistics Subcommittee. Executive Summary: Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics—2013 Update. A Report From the American Heart Association [Internet]. Circulation. 2013 Jan 1;127(1):143-152. PubMed PMID: 23283859. Full report (242 p.) available: Circulation. 2013 Jan 1;127(1):e6-e245. Epub 2012 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 23239837.

Hall MJ, Levant S, DeFrances CJ. Hospitalization for congestive heart failure: United States, 2000–2010 [Internet]. NCHS Data Brief. 2012 Oct;(108):1-8. PubMed PMID: 23102190.

Hall MJ, Levant S, DeFrances CJ. Hospitalization for stroke in U.S. hospitals, 1989-2009 [Internet]. NCHS Data Brief. 2012 May;(95):1-8. PubMed PMID: 22617404.

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