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American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a nonprofit medical society dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. Comprised of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers, the College bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its stringent qualifications. The ACC provides professional education and operates national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care.

Review Date: November 25, 2011

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American Heart Association

The American Heart Association (AHA), a nonprofit, voluntary health agency funded by private contributions, is dedicated to the reduction of death and disability from cardiovascular diseases, including heart diseases and stroke. The AHA is one of the world's largest voluntary health organizations with about 2,200 community organizations in all States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. More than 3.7 million persons volunteer with the AHA to fight cardiovascular diseases, the nation's No. 1 killer and a leading cause of disability. Preventing heart disease and stroke is the first priority of the American Heart Association. In support of this goal, the AHA has contributed more than $1 billion to cardiovascular research since 1949. Public education programs to inform people how to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke is another priority. The AHA also sponsors continuing medical education seminars and meetings throughout the year.

Review Date: December 20, 2011

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International Society on Hypertension in Blacks

The International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) is a unique, not-for-profit, professional, medical, membership society, whose mission is to improve the health and life expectancy of ethnic minority populations around the world. ISHIB delivers to an international community of individuals, agencies, and organizations representing multiple health disciplines within the medical arena, targeting not only African Americans but other under-served populations as well. ISHIB is devoted to reaching the professional health care and lay communities through its mission, scientific excellence, programs, health information and publications.

Review Date: August 22, 2011

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National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. With more than 30 local offices nationwide, the NKF: Provides early detection screenings and other vital patient and community services, conducts extensive public and professional education, advocates for patients through legislative action, promotes organ donation, and supports kidney research to identify new treatments. The NKF relies on individual and corporate donations, foundation and government grants, membership and special events to support its range of programs, services and initiatives.

Review Date: June 21, 2011

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NIH National Kidney Disease Education Program

National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) is an initiative of the National Institutes of Health, designed to reduce the morbidity and mortality caused by kidney disease and its complications. NKDEP aims to raise awareness of the seriousness of kidney disease, the importance of testing those at high risk (those with diabetes, high blood pressure, or a family history of kidney failure), and the availability of treatment to prevent or slow kidney failure.

Review Date: June 24, 2010

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PHCentral

PHCentral.org has provided Information, Support and Advocacy since 1999, and is an all-volunteer, patient-managed 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The mission of PHCentral is to be the definitive internet resource for PH-related information for patients, caregivers, and medical professionals. The organization's mission includes: Guiding newly-diagnosed patients to answers and support; Presenting medical news from the popular media; Offering a forum for an array of opinions on PH topics; Providing practical tips and information for living with PH; Connecting patients, caregivers, family and friends with shared interests and talents; Gathering, critiquing, and linking to potentially useful internet resources and publications; Defining the roles of organizations within the international PH Resource Community: groups which offer support, education, advocacy, treatment development, or research toward a cure; Listening to your comments, getting you involved, responding to your needs. Site features include: Daily medical news updates; medical basics; a section for coping and connecting including a private, moderated message board; and links to many other useful resources. .

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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Preeclampsia Foundation

The Preeclampsia Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce maternal and infant illness and death due to preeclampsia. It is dedicated to funding innovative research, raising public awareness, and providing support and education for those whose lives have been touched by preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Review Date: September 07, 2011

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