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Learn about the different ways your practice can become CardioSmart

CardioSmartAs the patient portal of the ACC, CardioSmart is available to serve as an extension of the office visit and an opportunity to expand the dialogue with patients.

CardioSmartTXT™

CardioSmartTXT: Put your heart health to the text.NEW! CardioSmart™ has launched a new service, CardioSmartTXT, giving your patients a free and interactive tool to help fight heart disease. Patients can leverage their mobile phone as a dynamic cardiovascular tool to receive SMS text messages from the ACC content channels below.

CardioSmartTXT PREVENT: Two messages a week (six-month program) with health tips and reminders, highlighting areas of diet, exercise, cholesterol, blood pressure, stress management, community resources, smoking cessation and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Content developed by ACC members.

CardioSmartTXT QUIT: Two to Four messages a day (two-month program) to provide help with goals of smoking cessation. Content developed by the National Cancer Institute. (Also available in Spanish).

Encourage your patients to sign up today!

CardioSmart Patient Fact Sheets

Patient Fact SheetsNEW! Free, downloadable resources in English and Spanish for your patients. Studies show that the majority of patients fail to retain the information you relate to them during the office visit. Let these CardioSmart fact sheets help you reinforce the key messages from your office visit discussions regarding your patients' care and treatment.

Community Peer Support for Patients and Caregivers

The Mended Hearts, Inc.ACC has partnered with The Mended Hearts, Inc., the nation's largest cardiovascular disease support organization, to expand its network of individuals caring for the cardiovascular community. Mended Hearts works with hospitals and cardiac care facilities to provide patient-to-patient support services, such as hosting health education events and support group meetings. Mended Little Hearts extends this support to parents of children with congenital heart defects. For more information, visit their websites or email support@mendedhearts.org.

CardioSmartTV

CardioSmartTVThe ACC has several tools to help educate patients about heart disease and healthy lifestyle choices. One is CardioSmartTV, which offers free educational content to our members' practices to provide patients with the latest cardiovascular news, information on heart disease and procedures and messages on prevention.

Visit CardioSource.org/CardioSmartTVInfo to learn more.

 

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