Guarding Hearts Alliance
As you know, cardiovascular disease is the Number One killer in America claiming more lives each year than cancer, chronic lower respiratory diseases, accidents and diabetes mellitus combined. Americans with heart disease face a tough but increasingly winnable battle, thanks to advances in cardiology during the past 10 years that have reduced heart-related death and the severity of heart-related illness by 27 percent. But those gains are at risk because of two separate issues, both of which have consequences that would result in reducing access to cardiac care. These issues proposed Medicare changes and some components of proposed health care reforms may cause lengthy delays in diagnosis and treatment by forcing some physicians to curtail services and limit patient access to critically important technology.
Guarding Hearts Alliance is helping to raise awareness about the impact that proposed Medicare regulations and certain provisions within healthcare reform legislation may have on your practices ability to fight cardiovascular disease and ensure patient access to care.
CardioSmart is the patient education site of the American College of Cardiology. Their mission is to engage, inform, and empower patients to better prepare them for participation in their own care. They are committed to providing visitors to their site with accurate, un-biased information in an advertising-free environment. We hope you enjoy visiting this site and find it a useful extension of your relationship with your cardiologist.
Dare to C.A.R.E.
Dare to C.A.R.E. (DTC) is a nonprofit organization located in Annapolis, Maryland and is directed by John D. Martin, MD and Louise O. Hanson, CRNP of Cardiology Associates, PC. Through the efforts of volunteers and the use of lectures, educational materials, free ultrasound testing and meetings with cardiovascular specialists, DTC brings the important message to the public about the prevention of cardiovascular disease complications.
The Heart Truth Campaign & The Red Dress Project
The Heart Truth Campaign is a National awareness campaign for women about heart disease. The Red Dress is the centerpiece of The Heart Truth and is a red alert that inspires women to take action to protect their heart health. Susan K. Bennett, MD of Cardiology Associates, PC is currently serving as medical spokesperson for The Heart Truth Campaign and The Red Dress Project.
American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The Physicians and staff at Cardiology Associates actively support the AHA through events and fundraising year after year.
National Stroke Association
National Stroke Association is the only national organization in the United States that focuses 100% of its efforts on stroke. National Stroke Association achieves its mission to lower the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling community outreach programs, calling for continued improvement in the quality of stroke patient care, and educating both healthcare professionals and the general public about stroke.
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. The mission of the Association is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.