There are many excellent hospital resources and national organizations available to Washington Hospital Center’s heart and vascular patients.
Media Resources within 'Heart and Vascular Services' Section:
National Heart and Vascular Resources
Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA)
The Adult Congenital Heart Association (ACHA) is a nonprofit organization, which seeks to improve the quality of life and extend the lives of adults with congenital heart defects. Through education, outreach, advocacy and promotion of research, ACHA serves and supports the more than one million adults with congenital heart defects, their families, and the medical community.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
American Stroke Association
The American Stroke Association is a division of the American Heart Association that focuses on reducing risk, disability and death from stroke through research, education, fund raising and advocacy. Among other things, the American Stroke Association works to educate professionals and consumers about the nation's third leading cause of death.
A website devoted to providing information to members of the world-wide congenital heart defect (CHD) community.
A consumer-focused website for patients with congestive heart failure. The website was started by a patient with congestive heart failure seeking a web-based source of information. Finding no resources available, he created CHFpatients.com Inc. for patients and their families to share research, networking, information, communication among others. The site provides information and interactive areas online to help patients with CHF improve and lengthen their lives.
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Congenital Heart Information Network
The Congenital Heart Information Network, a 501(c)3 organization created by the mother of a child with complex heart defects, offers information, support services and resources to families of children with congenital defects and acquired heart disease, adults with congenital heart defects, and the professionals who work with them.
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association (HCMA)
The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is a not for profit 501(c) (3) organization formed in 1996 to provide information, support and advocacy to patients, their families and medical providers.
Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndromes (SADS) Foundation
SADS is a nonprofit organization, established for the purpose of helping to prevent sudden and unexpected cardiac death in children and in young adults. The SADS Foundation is committed to supporting families and individuals with genetically mediated cardiac arrhythmias through education, research, and advocacy
TRIO - Transplant Recipient International Organization
TRIO is an independent, not-for-profit, international organization committed to improving the quality of life of transplant candidates, recipients, their families and the families of organ and tissue donors.