There are numerous excellent online sources of information related to all aspects of health and wellness. Please let us know if there are additional items we should include here or if one of the links no longer finds the page we intended.
What is Cardiothoracic Surgery?
Thoracic surgeons treat diseases of the chest including coronary artery disease; cancers of the lung, esophagus, and chest wall; abnormalities of the great vessels and heart valves; birth defects of the chest and heart; tumors in the organs contained in the chest cavity; and transplantation of the heart and lungs.
Read more from the Patient Information page of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The American Heart Association
Beat your risk with an online high blood pressure and stroke risk assesment tool, or get disease-specific information about risk, news, symptoms, causes, treatments and support resources. The American Heart Association provides a one-stop resource for heart heath at www.americanheart.org.
The American Lung Association
The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.
In Case of Emergency
The world-famous Mayo clinic provides an excellent online first-aid guide for many medical emergencies, including heart attacks.
Are You Prepared? - Learn CPR Online
Learn CPR is a free public service supported by the University of Washington School of Medicine. Learn the basics of CPR - cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Updated with new CPR Guidelines issued by the American Heart Association and published in Circulation, Dec 13 2005. Read illustrated guides, watch videos, take quizzes, and more in six languages.
What is Lung Cancer?
If you're at risk, you need information on the causes and symptoms of lung cancer. If you or a loved one has lung cancer, you need to get information on lung cancer tests, treatment, and support. You'll find clear, fast links to all that information online at WebMD's Lung Cancer Guide.
What is Heart Disease?
If you're trying to learn about heart disease, you're probably swamped with all kinds of information. Here's a guide to help you find the facts you need, when you need them. You'll find links to heart disease causes, symptoms, tests, treatments, support, and more online at WebMD's Heart Disease Guide.
What is Stroke?
Stroke is a devastating event. The best way to fight it is with information. These links take you to no-nonsense summaries of what you need to know about the causes and symptoms of stroke, stroke tests and treatments, and support for both patients and caregivers. Learn more online at WebMD's Stroke Guide.