Links for Patients

  • Learn your Lipids

    The National Lipid Association created to be a resource both for patients diagnosed with lipid disorders and for the physicians who treat them. This website contains a wide range of educational materials such as tips for healthy living, questions you can ask your doctor, and a variety of other resources.

  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia – Inherited High Cholesterol Project

    MEDPED stands for Make Early Diagnosis to Prevent Early Deaths. It is a research project and a nonprofit organization funded to register and help treat people with inherited cholesterol disorders, such as Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH). The goal is to find persons with FH that are either undiagnosed or inadequately treated and help treat them by following the guidelines set by the National Cholesterol Education Guidelines (NCEP), making a proper diagnosis and finding the right treatment.

Patient organizations

  • American Diabetes Association

    The American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American

    Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit

  • CardioSmart

    CardioSmart is a patient education site of the American College of Cardiology. Our mission is to engage, inform, and empower patients to better prepare them for participation in their own care. We are committed to providing visitors to our site with accurate, un-biased information in an advertising-free environment. We hope you enjoy visiting our site and find it a useful extension of your relationship with your cardiologist.

  • Sister to Sister

    Heart disease is the number one killer of American women – but it doesn’t have to be. Sister to Sister is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation dedicated to preventing heart disease in women. We don’t just promise women that they have the power to protect their own hearts. We mobilize them to take action!

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

    The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood; blood resources; and sleep disorders. Since October 1997, the NHLBI has also had administrative responsibility for the NIH Woman’s Health Initiative.