The CDC lists heart disease as the number one cause of death in the US. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is an umbrella term which refers to all conditions related to the heart and circulation, such as heart-attack, stroke, and coronary heart disease. There’s a lot of personal changes you can make to limit the risk or the impact of cardiovascular disease, and connecting with others can help you understand how to do this. Below you’ll find user experiences grouped by cardiovascular disease as well as communities run by expert nonprofits with a focus on particular kinds of CVD.
AF Association supports individuals affected by, or involved in the care of atrial fibrillation (AF). We are an international charity providing support through various means, including a helpline and comprehensive resources written by experts in the field and endorsed by the Department of Health.
We are the British Heart Foundation, the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. We fund research into life saving cures to beat heart disease, stroke and vascular dementia, and stop conditions like diabetes from causing them, to help people and families live longer, better lives. Over the years, our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and circulatory conditions. As well funding ground-breaking research, we’re here to support people affected by heart and circulatory diseases and their risk factors. So whether you're living with a heart or circulatory disease, or just want to find out more about them, this is the place to be. Interested in lowering your cholesterol? Check out our online programmes to get some practical guidance on managing your cholesterol levels in the 'Discover' tab.