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Arrhythmias

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Procedures

  • Dynamic Cardiac Rhythm Simulator at SkillStat
    5 star rating The Cardiac Rhythm Simulator generates 25 of the most common cardiac rhythms (lead II) for you to explore, review and play. Simply click on any rhythm name and the rhythm is displayed. Click on 'Freeze' to stop the rhythm and display a grid. Clicking the 'Start' button resumes the rhythm once again. Choose 'Game' to challenge your skills. Choose 'Settings' to change default settings for ECG color, dynamic and static rhythm display. SkillStat Learning Inc.

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  • Heart Rhythm Society CME
    5 star rating Free case studies on atrial fibrillation, ablation, basic science, heart failure and sudden cardiac death.

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  • Clinical Focus Modules - Atrial Fibrillation
    5 star rating A comprehensive site on thrombosis and atrial fibrillation with the latest abstracts, analysis, reviews, consensus statements, and clinical tools. Thomson American Health Consultants, Inc.

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Cardiovascular Abnormalities

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Journals

  • Angiology
    4 star rating Pubmed Medline displays this journal's citations and abstracts. This journal is considered to be a "Brandon/Hill" essential resource for medical libraries. American College of Angiology.

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Congestive Heart Failure

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News

  • MedWire News - Heart Failure
    2 star rating REG The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals. Free registration.

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  • Symposium on Chronic Heart Failure from Postgraduate Medicine
    5 star rating A collection of articles, published in March 2001, on CHF management. Postgraduate Medicine is a journal of the McGraw/Hill company.
  • Cardiomyopathy Multimedia Case
    1 star rating Multimedia presentation of a patient with a complication of cardiomyopathy. Virtual Hospital of Iowa.
  • Congestive Heart Failure at Best Practice of Medicine
    1 star rating A synopsis of clinical care that covers diagnostic and treatment steps, physical examination, testing, medical therapy, hospitalization, differential diagnosis, diagnostic criteria, complications, appropriate consultation. prognosis, prevention, and screening. Best Practice of Medicine is a clinical metasite that offers searchable, browsable, specialty-categorized clinical care articles and practice updates.

Coronary Artery Disease

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Textbooks

  • Stabilization of Chest Pain Manual
    4 star rating Outline text on the approach to chest pain: history, physical exam, diagnostic maneuvers, laboratory evaluation thrombolytics, etc. This is an abreviated version of a medical manual that accompanies a well-illustrated computer program produced in 1996 by Mad Scientist Software.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Cardiosource
    4 star rating REG Combines full text articles from selected cardiovascular journals, practice guidelines, clinical trials updates, meetings, cardiovascular and medical news, jobs, and live events to educate cardiology specialists. Restricted registration or content areas. American College of Cardiology and Elsevier Science .

Procedures

  • The Journal of Invasive Cardiology
    5 star rating The journal publishes original research articles on clinical trials of therapeutic devices, drugs used in the catheterization laboratory and in post-PCI therapy, comparison of treatment modalities and long-term evaluation of therapy, case reports on current innovations in clinical practice, in-depth reviews, expert commentaries and special sections exploring ongoing clinical challenges, such as acute coronary syndromes and pediatric anomalies. The Official Journal of the International Andreas Gruentzig Society.

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  • Acute Coronary Syndromes at Yale
    5 star rating A highly graphic web presentation of treatment guidelines, risk stratification, prognostic and treatment implications, and clinical trials. Yale University School of Medicine.
  • Clinical Focus Modules - Acute Myocardial Infarction
    5 star rating A comprehensive site on thrombosis and acute myocardial infarction with the latest abstracts, analysis, reviews, consensus statements, and clinical tools. Thomson American Health Consultants, Inc.
  • Clinical Focus Modules - Coronary Artery Disease
    5 star rating A comprehensive site on thrombosis and coronary artery disease with the latest abstracts, analysis, reviews, consensus statements, and clinical tools. Thomson American Health Consultants, Inc.
  • Clinical Focus Modules - Unstable Angina
    5 star rating A comprehensive site on thrombosis and unstable angina with the latest abstracts, analysis, reviews, consensus statements, and clinical tools. Thomson American Health Consultants, Inc.
  • Coronary Heart Disease Risk Calculator
    5 star rating An online calculator that offers likelihood of developing coronary disease based on sex, age, smoking status, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol level, etc.
  • Focus on Coronary Artery Disease from Postgraduate Medicine
    5 star rating A symposium of articles on this high-interest topic from a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly for primary care physicians. Provides relevant, practical, authoritative information that busy physicians can immediately put to use.
  • Cardiac Risk Online Calculator
    4 star rating Interactive, fill-in programs that advise users about their risk of cardiac disease. These calculators were introduced in 2003 by the International Task Force for Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease.
  • Chest Pain Perspectives Web Site
    1 star rating Focuses on diagnostic strategies such as cardiac markers to cost-effectively manage patients who present with chest pain and possible myocardial infarction. Dade International Inc.
  • Chronic Ischemic Heart Disease at Best Practice of Medicine
    1 star rating A synopsis of clinical care that covers diagnostic and treatment steps, physical examination, testing, medical therapy, hospitalization, differential diagnosis, diagnostic criteria, complications, appropriate consultation. prognosis, prevention, and screening. Best Practice of Medicine is a clinical metasite that offers searchable, browsable, specialty-categorized clinical care articles and practice updates.
  • Myocardial Infarction Diagnosis
    1 star rating A quick reference document. Louisiana State.

Heart Diseases

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Hyperlipidemia

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  • Doctor's Guide Hyperlipidemia News
    5 star rating Presents hyperlipidemia related medical news briefs, drug announcements, and research developments. P.S.L Consulting Group, Inc.
  • Medical News Today - Cholesterol News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Medical News Today - Statins News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Topix.net Cholesterol News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • MedWire News - Lipidology
    2 star rating REG The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals. Free registration.

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  • "Hyperlipidemia" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • Effective Use of Statins to Prevent Coronary Heart Disease
    5 star rating A full text article that provides direction on how primary care physicians can apply cholesterol screening and treatment guidelines of the National Cholesterol Education Programin and treat with statins in clinical practice. American Academy of Family Physicians.
  • Lipids in Health and Disease
    5 star rating An open access, online journal which publishes papers on all aspects of lipids: biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology, role in health and disease, and the synthesis of new lipid compounds. Published by BioMed Central.
  • Journal of Lipid Research
    1 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.

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  • Current Opinion in Lipidology
    3 star rating REG Expert updates on important clinical and research advances in li[pis and lipid management. Free abstracts. Fee registration for full text. Fee transactions. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Lipidhealth
    5 star rating REG A well maintained homepage for professionals who manage lipid disorders. Includes a newsletter, a slide library, free CME activities, case studies, abstracts from current literature, and a calendar of events. Free registration. Sponsored by Professional Postgraduate Services and supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Pfizer Inc.

Practice Guidelines / FAQs

  • High Blood Cholesterol in Adults
    5 star rating A consensus report of an expert panel that definitively addresses high blood cholesterol detection, evaluation, and treatment. Includes up-to-date guidelines from the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP), convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
  • Management of Dyslipidemia in Adults
    5 star rating May 1, 1998 - American Academy of Family Physicians

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Patient Education

  • Cholesterol Education Program
    4 star rating Educates patients regarding the role of cholesterol in health, cholesterol and risk for heart disease, low-fat diets, food labeling, and low-fat cooking. National Institutes of Health.

Educational Materials

  • CHD Risk Prediction Calculator
    5 star rating An online interactive tool that allows users to estimate 10-year coronary heart disease risk by inputting age, LDL, HDL, serum cholesterol, blood pressure, cigarette smoking, and diabetes mellitus. The analysis uses Framingham Heart Study data. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
  • Lipids Online
    5 star rating An online resource for clinicians which includes slides, presentations from recent national meetings, and commentaries on effectively managing and preventing cardiovascular disease. Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Merck US Human Health.
  • Metabolic Syndrome Today
    4 star rating A slide library of recent studies on preventing, detecting, and managing metabolic syndrome plus announcements about MSA symposia and conferences. Metabolic Syndrome Alliance.
  • Cholesterol News Articles from the New York Times
    1 star rating Archive of articles that cover news and developments for a general audience.

Hypertension

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  • Medical News Today - Hypertension News
    4 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.
  • Topix.net Hypertension News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • MedWire News - Hypertension
    2 star rating The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals.

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  • "Hypertension" Articles Collection of the BMJ
    5 star rating Archived, free, full text articles on "Hypertension" from the British Medical Journal - the premier medical journal of Great Britain.
  • "Hypertension" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • "Hypertension" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • Hypertension-Consult
    5 star rating A web project which collects curent, full-text abstracts, analysis, reviews, consensus statements, and clinical tools.
  • Journal of Clinical Hypertension
    5 star rating REG Up-to-date information and practical recommendations on the treatment of hypertension. Free registration. Published by Le Jacq Communications, Inc. and presented online by the clinical metasite Medscape.
  • Hypertension
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.

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  • Hypertension
    3 star rating REG Reports of important clinical and laboratory investigations relevant to hypertension. Articles are online from 1997 to the present. Sponsored by the American Heart Association. Published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Fee registration for full text. Free abstracts.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • The World Hypertension League
    5 star rating A society that, along with member organizations, promotes internationally applicable methods and programs for hypertension control. The League's website provides articles for the scientific community, membership information, training materials, guidelines, and meeting updates.
  • American Society of Hypertension
    4 star rating The largest US organization dedicated exclusively to hypertension and related cardiovascular disease offers meeting and publication information plus full text clinical materials including a "Core Curriculum for Clinical Hypertension".
  • Hypertension Online
    4 star rating Cutting-edge educational resources, CME activities, and a slide library relevant to the field of hypertension, including data from landmark clinical trials, emerging treatment paradigms, late-breaking research findings, and revised interpretations of the mechanisms of action of disease. Baylor College of Medicine.
  • The World Hypertension League
    4 star rating WHL is devoted to the advancement of hypertension prevention and control through joint efforts of all national leagues and societies. With more than 15 years of achievements, the WHL seeks to promote the exchange of information among its member organizations and offers internationally applicable methods and programs for hypertension control.
  • The Canadian Hypertension Society
    1 star rating Presents information about the Society, publications, meetings, grants & awards, links of interest.

CME

  • Hypertension and JNC 7 CME
    5 star rating A case-based presentation that covers "Aggressive Management Strategies For Achieving Blood Pressure Control". MedCases.

Educational Materials

  • Focus on Hypertension from Postgraduate Medicine
    5 star rating A symposium of articles on this high-interest topic from a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly for primary care physicians. Provides relevant, practical, authoritative information that busy physicians can immediately put to use.
  • Joint National Committee Report on Hypertension VI
    5 star rating JNC's sixth report on the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure offers evidence-based consensus recommendations for clinicians. PDF format.
  • Sixth Report of the JNC Committee on Management of High Blood Pressure
    4 star rating National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); 1997.
  • Hypertension at Best Practice of Medicine
    1 star rating A synopsis of clinical care that covers diagnostic and treatment steps, physical examination, testing, medical therapy, hospitalization, differential diagnosis, diagnostic criteria, complications, appropriate consultation. prognosis, prevention, and screening. Best Practice of Medicine is a clinical metasite that offers searchable, browsable, specialty-categorized clinical care articles and practice updates.
  • Kidney & Blood Pressure Research Journal
    1 star rating Offers expert updates on important clinical and research advances. Free abstracts. Fee transactions. BioMedNet Club.

Peripheral Vascular Disease

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  • Basic Phlebology Primer
    4 star rating Provides practical, current guidelines in the evaluation and management of patients with varicose veins. The American College of Phlebology.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • Vascularweb
    4 star rating An Internet-based resource that advances vascular and endovascular surgery with online journals, discussions, pharmaceutical and medical device descriptions, continuing medical education coursework, meetings updates, and job opportunities. American Association for Vascular Surgery

CME

Educational Materials

  • Aneurysm Information Project
    1 star rating Full text lectures and articles related to different types and aspects of aneurysm, such as cerebral, thoracic, aneuryms imaging, biomechanics, prevention. Includes pointers to related web sites. Dr. M. David Tilson, Columbia University.
  • Vascular Infections Cases
    1 star rating Cornell Education Center.

Signs and Symptoms

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Stroke

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News

  • MedWire News - Stroke
    5 star rating The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals.
  • Medical News Today - Stroke / Neuroprotection
    1 star rating The latest medical and health news headlines directed to an international audience of health professionals. Includes articles and reports of pharmaceutical and biotechnology developments.

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  • Acute Stroke TPA Calculator at NCEMI
    5 star rating A calculator that addresses the dilemma of treating acute ischemic stroke with Tissue Plasminogen Activator (tPA). Users enter clinical data and calculate whether benefit exceeds risk.
  • "Stroke" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • Stroke
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.

Journals

  • Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
    3 star rating Publishes original articles, case reports, opinions, meeting information. Free access to TOCs and abstracts 1998-presents. Free subscription to eTOCs. Access to full text articles through paid subscription or pay-per-view. Official Journal of the National Stroke Association and the Japan Stroke Society. Subscription fee. W.B.Saunders.

Major Sites / Home Pages

  • National Stroke Association
    5 star rating Presents information about the Association, news and press releases, publications, programs and products, information about clinical trials, meetings & events, and other professional resources. Also includes a large collection of fact sheets, audio and video lectures for patients, and survivor & caregiver resources.

Patient Education

  • Stroke from American Stroke Association
    2 star rating Presents information related to stroke, warning signs and signals, risk factors, conditions and treatments, surgery and related procedures, statistics, links to other online sources. American Stroke Association, A Division of American Heart Association.

Educational Materials

  • Clinical Focus Modules - Stroke
    5 star rating A comprehensive site on thrombosis and stroke with the latest abstracts, analysis, reviews, consensus statements, and clinical tools. Thomson American Health Consultants, Inc.

Thromboembolism

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News

  • Topix.net Plavix News
    3 star rating News stories emerging on the Internet from online newspapers and magazines.
  • MedWire News - Thrombosis
    2 star rating REG The latest, most important findings in the fast-moving world of medical research and clinical trials from scans of the world's leading journals. Free registration.

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  • "Thromboembolism" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • "Thrombolytic Therapy" Powerpoint Lectures
    5 star rating Powerpoint lectures from medical schools, medical societies, etc. collected by the Google search service.
  • Thrombosis Journal
    5 star rating An open access, online journal which publishes papers on thrombosis clinical and basic research: platelets, coagulation fibrinolysis and vessel wall, including risk factors for thrombosis and atherosclerosis. Published by BioMed Central.

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Vascular Dieases

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  • Vascular Disease Management
    5 star rating A publication designed for professionals in the peripheral interventional field: invasive cardiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional neurologists, interventional radiologists, as well as nephrologists and endocrinologists.
  • Circulation
    4 star rating Free full text journal articles made available by the publisher. Change the year in the search window for alternate years.


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