Friday, October 8, 2010

American Heart Association - Heart Profilers

This is a pretty cool, free tool put out by the American Heart Association. 
Knowledge is power!

"Sign In and create your FREE personalized profile. It's 20 minutes toward a better understanding of your heart treatment options. By registering, you or a loved one can become more involved in your care by reviewing treatment options, possible side effects, success rates and questions to ask your healthcare provider. You also have access to medical journal articles and research studies written in an easy-to-understand format. Select a topic below and start today!
Atrial Fibrillation | Cholesterol | Coronary Artery Disease | Heart Failure | High Blood Pressure
Developed by the American Heart Association and leading science and medical experts, the Heart Profilers are your trusted source of information. Be more confident with better-informed decisions.
Now Microsoft® HealthVaultTM-compatible! HealthVault lets you collect, store, and share health information online. With HealthVault, you control your own health records, so you can share your health information with family, friends, and healthcare professionals, and have access to online health management tools.

Why Use the Heart Profilers?
Customized. You'll be asked to complete an in-depth questionnaire. Then, the Heart Profilers use the information to create a personalized report that's unique to you.
Complete. Your report will contain the key information you need to fully understand your treatment options. It includes a summary of options, potential side effects, success rates and a list of relevant medical journal articles and research studies.
Convenient. You don't have to wade through search engine results and visit dozens of Web sites.  Instead, you'll find virtually all the information you're looking for in one place, from a source you can trust. All the information has been thoroughly reviewed by a panel of American Heart Association cardiologists.
Confidential. Your personal data is kept completely private. It's encrypted for maximum security and won't be shared with anyone else without your specific consent. "

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