CardioSmart Debuts New Website for Patients, Clinicians
With the goal of better connecting patients with their clinicians to prevent or treat heart disease, the ACC's new CardioSmart website is designed to emphasize the value of the patient and clinician partnership to personalize care.
Through CardioSmart.org, patients and clinicians will find information on heart conditions, resources to support important health conversations, and tools to build their partnership – not just on specific decisions but over a lifetime. These include action plans, decision aids, and infographics available in multiple languages.
"Our new website is user-friendly, for both health care professionals and patients. Clinicians can refer patients, and patients can effortlessly find the information they need to aid in making key health decisions," said Martha Gulati, MD, FACC, editor-in-chief of CardioSmart. "We continue to evolve and develop the resources our members want for our patients, be an up-to-date reliable source for everyone and improve the ease with which everyone can access information, whether from a clinic setting or at home."
Some key features:
- An enhanced Topics section addressing more than 30 health conditions and subjects. It contains detailed information on heart attack, atrial fibrillation, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, stroke, women and heart disease, and more.
- A new Decisions hub to help patients understand what decision aids are and how they help support the shared decision-making process among patients, clinicians, family members and care teams.
- CardioSmart's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub provides information about COVID-19 and includes resources to help patients learn how to keep healthy. The hub also includes important information about not delaying medical help during the pandemic.
- A new Clinician Quick-Find section to help health care professionals easily locate infographics, fact sheets and action plans to share with their patients.
- Access to translated and international materials in one location.
*Clinicians are encouraged to share CardioSmart.org with their patients. For those patients on social media, CardioSmart is also on Twitter (@CardioSmart) and a great source of regular information and discussion around heart disease and latest news/updates.
Keywords: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Infections, COVID-19, Pandemics, Atrial Fibrillation, Social Media, Language, Decision Making, Goals, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, Stroke, Myocardial Infarction, Heart Diseases, Cholesterol, Hypertension
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