Helpful References

Painted Prairie” by Mark Feiden

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GENERAL HEALTHCARE REFERENCES

     Comprehensive Disease Reference

                 Mayo Clinic Disease Index -  probably the best on line resource available

     Heart and Stroke Reference

                 American Heart Association (AHA) Heart and Stroke Encyclopedia

 

CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY

     General Information

                 AHA CABG Guidelines (2004) -  authoritative (physician oriented)

                 Mayo Coronary Artery Disease - comprehensive and informative

                 Society of Thoracic Surgery - helpful information about CABG surgery

     Women and Heart Disease

                 National Women’s Health Education Center– also good links to other sites

     On Pump versus Off Pump CABG Surgery : Are Outcomes Different?

                 Ernest et al (2006) - study: no difference in cognitive outcomes

     Cognitive Changes after CABG Surgery?

                 Selnes et al (2003) -study: no difference operated/non operated

                 McKhann (2007) - study: surgery doesn’t cause cognitive decline

 

HEART VALVE SURGERY

     Mitral Valve Surgery

                 Society of Thoracic Surgeons - good information about Mitral Valve repair

                 Society of Thoracic Surgeons - good information about Mitral Valve replacement

     Aortic Valve Surgery

                 Society of Thoracic Surgeons - good information about Aortic Valve surgery

                 UCLA - illustrations of Aortic Valve surgery

     General Valve Surgery Information

                 AHA Valve Surgery Guidelines (2006) - authoritative (physician oriented)

                 AHA Endocarditis Prevention (2007) - guidelines for antibiotic prevention

 

LUNG SURGERY

     Lung Cancer

                 Mayo Lung Cancer - very comprehensive resource

     Overview about Chest Surgery

                 Society of Thoracic Surgeons - helpful general information about lung surgery

 

PREVENTION AND SELF CARE

     Self Assessment Tools

                 Mayo-Health Tools - valuable resource

     Lifestyle Modification

                 AHA Healthy Lifestyle guide - good general reference

     Smoking Cessation

                 Mayo - Quit Smoking Center

     Drug and Supplement Information

                 Mayo - Drugs and Supplements