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Heart Health Resources and Support

In addition to your health care team, family, friends, and the Spread the Word website, there are other organizations that can help provide additional information and support around coronary artery disease (CAD) identification and prevention.

Heart Health Information

The American Heart Association offers an online resource dedicated to the prevention of heart disease in women:
www.goredforwomen.org

Patient and Caregiver Support

Heart disease patients and their caregivers need support along their journey. Families are the major provider of long-term care for those in need, but research has shown that caregiving exacts a heavy emotional, physical, and financial toll. Almost half of all caregivers are over age 50, making them more vulnerable to a decline in their own health. The following websites provide resources for caregivers of heart disease patients.

WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease provides free patient support services to women living with heart disease.
www.womenheart.org

American Heart Association devotes a section of its website to caregivers.
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Caregiver/Caregiver_UCM_001103_SubHomePage.jsp

The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses offers information for families dealing with heart failure.
www.aahfn.org/index.php/caregiver

American Association of Critical Care Nurses provides resources for caregivers:
http://www.aacn.org/wd/Cetests/media/a1120062.pdf
https://www.caring.com/articles/heart-disease-support