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Listed below are links to reliable sources of information we think you might find useful when conducting your own research online.

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand

The Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand is the professional society for cardiologists and those working in the area of cardiology including researchers, scientists, cardiovascular nurses, allied health professionals and other healthcare workers. The Society is the chief advocacy group for the profession and aims to facilitate training, professional development and improve medical practice to enhance the quality of care for patients with cardiovascular disease.

 www.csanz.edu.au

National Heart Foundation of Australia

The Heart Foundation saves lives and improves health through funding world-class cardiovascular research, guidelines for health professionals, informing the public and assisting people with cardiovascular disease. While the work over the past five decades has helped reduce the number of deaths, cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) remains one of Australia’s most devastating health problems. This site offers a broad range of useful information for patients: Heart Information without the medical jargon and Healthy Living advice to avoid heart disease. Also useful for Medical Practitioners offering research info, fact sheets, food and exercise advice for your patient.

www.heartfoundation.org.au

The American Society of Echocardiography

The American Society of Echocardiography is an organization of professionals committed to excellence in cardiovascular ultrasound and its application to patient care through education, advocacy, research, innovation and service to our members and the public. We are the Heart and Circulation Ultrasound Specialists dedicated to improving our patients' health and quality of life. We use ultrasound to provide an exceptional view of the cardiovascular system to enhance patient care.

 www.asecho.org

Department of Health & Ageing

Department of Health & Ageing website full of up to date health news and advice from our government.

www.health.gov.au

Weight Loss Surgery

Exercise advice for obese patients. This site contains information relating to surgical options for obesity.

www.weightlosssurgery.com.au

HeartKids Qld Inc

HeartKids Qld Inc is a not for profit organization which was formally known as “Heart to Heart” Cardiac Support Group Inc. Our group has grown from a small group of parents meeting informally for support in 1984, to representing & servicing the needs of HeartKids and their families throughout Queensland & Northern New South Wales in regards to Awareness, Advocacy and Support. HeartKids collectively pool their resources on a national level to undertake research in regards to Childhood Heart Disease.

www.heartkidsqld.org.au

ABC Australian Health Map

The ABC Australian Health Map is a state-by-state guide to health resources, statistics and information.

www.abc.net.au/health

Medicare Australia

Medicare Australia is contributing to the quality of health care in Australia through efficient payments and its expertise in health information and electronic business.

www.medicareaustralia.gov.au

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute

Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute is Australia's first health and medical research institute tackling the deadly trio of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Our work extends from the laboratory to wide-scale community studies. Baker IDI fills a void in health and medical research by allowing traditionally disparate groups.

www.bakeridi.edu.au