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Other Places To Get Help
| Society for Interventional Radiology |
|3975 Fair Ridge Drive|
|Suite 400 North|
|Fairfax, VA 22033|
|Phone: || 1-800-488-7284 |
|Web Address: ||www.sirweb.org|
The Society of Interventional Radiology is a national organization of physicians, scientists, and health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapies. Intervention radiology includes using X-rays, MRI, and other imaging to move a thin tube in the body, usually in an artery, to treat a disease. An example is angioplasty for heart disease. The Web site includes a section on patient information. This section gives information on therapies for various diseases and conditions. The Web site can also help you find a doctor.
| Society of Thoracic Surgeons |
|633 North Saint Claire Street|
|Chicago, IL 60611|
|Phone: || (312) 202-5800 |
|Fax: ||(312) 202-5801|
|Web Address: ||www.sts.org|
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons provides patient information on surgeries of the chest and throat that are done by cardiothoracic surgeons. These surgeries include heart, lung, and throat surgery. The patient information section of the Web site describes diseases, surgeries, patient options, and what to expect after surgery. And using the Web site, you can search for surgeons in your area.
|Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Consumers & Patients|
|540 Gaither Road|
|Rockville, MD 20850|
|Phone: || (301) 427-1364 |
|Web Address: ||www.ahrq.gov/consumer|
This Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) website has evidence-based tips on staying healthy, choosing quality care, getting safe care, understanding diseases, comparing medical treatments, and more. AHRQ is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It supports research that will help people make more informed decisions and improve the quality of health care services.
|American Heart Association (AHA)|
|7272 Greenville Avenue|
|Dallas, TX 75231|
|Phone: ||1-800-AHA-USA1 (1-800-242-8721)|
|Web Address: ||www.heart.org|
Visit the American Heart Association (AHA) website for information on physical activity, diet, and various heart-related conditions. You can search for information on heart disease and stroke, share information with friends and family, and use tools to help you make heart-healthy goals and plans. Contact the AHA to find your nearest local or state AHA group. The AHA provides brochures and information about support groups and community programs, including Mended Hearts, a nationwide organization whose members visit people with heart problems and provide information and support.
|Society for Vascular Surgery|
|633 North Saint Clair Street, 24th Floor|
|Chicago, IL 60611|
|Web Address: ||www.vascularweb.org|
VascularWeb is a Web site provided by the Society for Vascular Surgery. This Web site provides information about vascular conditions for patients and families. VascularWeb can help you learn about how to prevent and treat vascular diseases, learn about vascular screening, and find a vascular surgeon.
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