Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) September 06, 2011
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), every 25 seconds an American has a coronary event, and every 60 seconds someone in this country dies of heart disease —making it America’s number one killer. CardioChoices.com, a new website dedicated to increasing awareness of cardiovascular disease, offers clear educational videos and information that patients and their caregivers can use to learn about their condition and the medical procedures they will go through.
“CardioChoices was developed to educate heart patients on heart problems such as: heart disease, heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and arrhythmias,” said Jim Kotwis, co-founder of CardioChoices.com. “Our custom videos are designed to make heart-related conditions and procedures easier to understand, so that patients can have open and informed discussions with their cardiologists regarding heart disease.”
The videos were developed by a medical illustrator and two cardiologists who sit on CardioChoices’ medical advisory board: David Frazier, MD of Heart Rhythm Associates, PLLC in Greenville, NC and Srinivas Koneru, MD, Director of Interventional Cardiology at St. John Macomb Hospital in Warren, Michigan.
“Learning about cardiovascular procedures and treatments before there is a problem can also lead to better heart health and wellness,” says Kotwis. “There is no better medicine than preventative medicine.”
Kotwis believes that CardioChoices.com is a superior choice for patient education because its clear focus on cardiology is easier to understand and doesn’t overwhelm people like other sites that try to cover every type of medical issue. In the future, Kotwis is planning to launch a new site that will focus on cancer, and another that will focus on orthopedic, neuro-vascular and spinal disorders.
For more information about CardoChoices.com, please call (860) 338-1782.
CardioChoices.com is an online resource for heart disease that people can access to learn about heart conditions such as atrial fibrillation, heart attacks, heart failure, ventricular tachycardia and arrhythmia. Information is also provided regarding heart implant procedures including heart stents, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), pacemakers, heart failure devices, and coronary artery bypass grafts (CABG).