Kardiológia - Cardiology
American College of Cardiology
Offers a database of society sponsored practice guidelines, a basic Internet tutorial, Internet databases, expert systems, imaging, and a listing of virtual medical libraries.
American Heart Association
Resources for healthcare and science professionals include scientific statements, treatment guidelines, information about conferences, CME, research grants and more. Contains much statistical information in an easy-to-use "Heart and Stroke A-Z Guide".
This site was designed to assist medical students and health care professionals with learning how to distinguish between various heart and breath sounds. Using this site will require a computer equipped with a sound card and speakers. The site includes a brief introduction to murmur physiology, an audio listing of systolic murmurs, and various other sound files.
Cardiovascular disease: Thrombososis Advicer
Cardiovascular Laboratory: The McGill Physiology Virtual Lab.Cardiovascular Laboratory
Introduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging
From the Yale University School of Medicine, this site features a wide variety of imaging techniques, imaging findings, and case studies to facilitate learning in the area of cardiothoracic imaging. Labeled images, a glossary, sound files (such as Transesophageal echocardiography), useful audio notes, and digital video all contribute to making this site a valuable resource.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
The NHLBI site contains many different resources such as booklets, articles, and fact sheets on various aspects of heart disease such as cholesterol, high blood pressure, and obesity. In order to view the booklets, files must be saved on your computer. A nice feature of the site is that the information is clearly marked for "Patients/General Public" or "Health Care/Other Professionals".
The Auscultation Assistant provides heart sounds, heart murmurs, and breath sounds in order to help medical students and others improve their physical diagnosis skills. Since its creation in 1997, it has logged over 175,000 visits.