by Polsdorfer R

Resource Guide for Arrhythmias (Heart Rhythm Disturbances)

RESOURCES

Address: 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231

Phone: 1-800-AHA-USA-1

Internet Address: http://www.heart.org

Description of Services Provided: On this site, you will find general information about heart disease, including educational information, news, research, health programs, and dietary information.

RESOURCES

Address: 1400 K Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005

Phone: (202) 464-3400

Internet Address: http://www.hrsonline.org

Description of Services Provided: The Heart Rhythm Society offers articles on heart rhythm disorders, symptoms and diagnosis, treatments, risk factors, and prevention.

RESOURCES

Address: NHLBI Health Information Center Building 31, Room 5A52 31 Center Drive MSC 2486 Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone: (301) 592-8573

Internet Address: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov

Description of Services Provided: The NHLBI is a part of the National Institutes of Health. The site provides information about cholesterol, heart disease risk factors, and various heart conditions. The institute conducts and supports research related to the causes, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of heart, blood vessel, lung, and blood diseases as well as sleep disorders.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Brian Randall
  • Review Date: 09/2012
  • Update Date: 03/21/2014

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