Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc.

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Our mission is to Champion the Elimination of Cardiovascular Disparities through Education, Research, and Advocacy

Founded in 1974, the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., (ABC) is a nonprofit organization with an international membership of 2,500 health professionals, lay members of the community (Community Health Advocates), corporate members, and institutional members. The ABC is dedicated to eliminating the disparities related to cardiovascular disease in all people of color.

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Women and Heart Disease

Over 42 million women are currently living with some form of cardiovascular disease. This guide has information to help you understand heart disease and its risk factors, tips for healthy eating and increasing your activity level, and support for making heart healthy choices.

This guide includes informative videos and print tools that can support your efforts to lead a heart healthy life. There are links to additional resources to offer more support for you and your family.


Acute Coronary Syndrome

Many people hear the term "acute coronary syndrome" related to heart attack. But just what is it?

Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is a life-threatening form of coronary heart disease (CHD) that occurs when the heart muscle does not receive enough oxygen-rich blood. ACS is a term used to describe myocardial infarction (MI), also known as a heart attack, and unstable angina, or sudden, severe chest pain that typically occurs when a person is at rest.

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7 Steps to a Healthy Heart

Featuring a page-turning format and a full multimedia experience, 7 Steps give you the tools you need to understand your condition and take steps to control it more effectively. You are encouraged to engage with 7 Steps in the format you're most comfortable—through listening, reading, viewing, or all three.

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Venous Thromboembolism

This patient guide is designed to provide you with information and resources to better understand venous thromboembolism (VTE) and how it impacts your health. You'll also learn about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), and their signs, symptoms and treatment. This guide includes informative videos and print tools to help you find out more.

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Preventing Blood Clots After Knee or Hip Replacement Surgery

This resource guide provides resources to physicians, hospitals, and patients to increase awareness of who is at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) after knee or hip replacement surgery, what symptoms to look for, and what can be done to prevent DVT and PE.

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Heart Healthy Home Cooking

Your favorite recipes, updated in a heart-healthy way. Includes information on food substitution and food safety.

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Before You Eat The Church Food

ABC's video about church food. Available on DVD.

Vaccinations

Adult Vaccination

Even though vaccines have reduced or eliminated many infectious diseases that were once harmful or deadly, thousands of adults in the U.S. are still susceptible because they have not been vaccinated. This informative guide will give you what you need to know about protecting your health.

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Transitions in Care

This easy-to-use resource designed to help your adult patients make the transition from hospital to home go as smoothly as possible.