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Resource Guide for Lipid Disorders

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
 
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American Heart Association (AHA)

Address:
National Center
7272 Greenville Ave.
Dallas, TX 75231

Phone:
1-800-242-8721

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

Description of Services Provided:
The American Heart Association provides educational materials about high cholesterol and other heart disease risk factors. This national voluntary health agency’s mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

American Family Physician

Address:
11400 Tomahawk Creek Pkwy
Leawood, KS 66211

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

Description of Services Provided:
Provides informational sheets on health topics and disease management.

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)

Address:
Building 31, Room 5A48
31 Center Drive MSC 2486
Bethesda, MD 20892

Phone:
1-301-592-8573

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.

National Institutes of Health

Cholesterol Guidelines (2002):
Third Report of the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Cholesterol in Adults (Adult Treatment Panel III). Final Report. NIH Publication No. 02-5215. September 2002.

Internet Address:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/cholesterol/index.htm



Last reviewed April 2009 by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.