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Heart and Stroke Resources for Consumers

If you would like to learn more about heart and stroke care, below is a list of reputable state and national Websites that you may find helpful. 

Call the Utah Department of Health Stroke Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program at 1-801-538-6141 for more information.

American Heart Association - national Website dedicated to the reduction of death and disability from cardiovascular diseases; in particular, heart diseases and stroke. 

American Lung Association - fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health.  Research indicates that certain lung conditions can affect the heart too.

HealthInsight – is the Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) for both Utah and Nevada.  View easy-to-read rankings of Utah hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical infection prevention and customer satisfaction.

Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program - offers important stroke information such as risk factors, treatment and rehabilitation. Sponsored by the Utah Department of Health.

Medline Plus - promotes numerous links to trusted resources about heart disease and stroke including government agencies and health-related organizations. Sponsored by the Library of Medicine.

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – informational web site designed as part of a campaign to increase awareness of the need to act fast when someone may be having a heart attack.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - features a wealth of consumer-friendly stroke material supporting one theme: know stroke, know the signs, and act in time.

National Stroke Association - focuses 100% of its efforts on stroke. The web site presents detailed information for patients, caregivers, health care providers and the general public about stroke prevention and stroke recovery.

Society of Thoracic Surgeons - patient friendly materials explaining various topics such as what to expect after heart surgery, what your surgical options are and what is coronary bypass surgery.       
The Health Data Committee has produced several other facility comparison reports for Utah citizens.  Additional resources for those reports can be accessed from the following links:

Gallbladder  |  Hip/Knee |  Maternity |  Pneumonia

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