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Michigan Medicine Resources
Care Guides from Your Michigan Medicine Clinician
These Care Guides are from the Michigan Medicine Patient Education Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse is a resource with videos, websites and handouts created or endorsed by University of Michigan clinicians.
American Heart Association
This site contains written information, video, and illustrations explaining heart disorders and conditions, stroke, and healthy lifestyle. The site also includes news about research and treatment developments and personal stories of people living with heart conditions. Health tools such as calculators and trackers help people manage their health.
Provided by the American College of Cardiology, this site includes detailed information about heart conditions, tests and treatments, a news section, and a questions & answers database.
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute –NHLBI
The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health. The “Diseases and Conditions Index” links to information about specific conditions, treatments, and procedures. The site includes web-based tutorials on specific issues and printer-friendly versions of the Institute’s publications.
Recommended Websites on General Health
This site is provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians and has an extensive section on heart disease and stroke covering diseases and conditions, reducing risk, drugs and devices, recovery, and heart problems in kids. The information is provided in concise, easy-to-read overviews.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services provides this site which has resources on a wide range of health topics selected from approximately 1,400 government and non-profit organizations.
MedlinePlus, created by the National Institute of Health, is a web site for patients and their families and provides reliable information about all aspects of health. MedlinePlus can help you learn about the latest treatments, look up information on a drug or supplement, find out the meanings of words, or view medical videos or illustrations. You can also get links to the latest medical research on your topic or find out about clinical trials on a disease or condition.
UpToDate Patient Information
Type your search in the "Search Patient Content" search box. Detailed, comprehensive overviews of medical conditions and treatments based on professional literature reviews written by physicians and updated regularly. The overviews include some medical terminology. They are suitable for readers seeking to gain a more in-depth understanding of a topic.
This Information Guide may contain information and/or instructional materials developed by Michigan Medicine for the typical patient with your condition. It may include links to online content that was not created by Michigan Medicine and for which Michigan Medicine does not assume responsibility. It does not replace medical advice from your health care provider because your experience may differ from that of the typical patient. Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions about this document, your condition or your treatment plan.