Pennsylvania's Guide to Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery 2004 - Additional Links

PHC4 has released other reports on CABG surgery and cardiovascular disease. The following links provide access to the most recent ones that include these issues.

Previous CABG Reports

Various other organizations present information related to CABG surgery and cardiovascular disease on their websites. The information may be directed toward consumers, health care professionals, researchers, or a combination of these groups. The following sites are a sampling of some of the information that is available.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency whose mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Their website is an excellent resource for both consumers and professionals to learn more about heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cholesterol and other cardiovascular conditions.

American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology is a professional organization of more than 33,000 cardiologists from the U.S. and around the world committed to providing optimal cardiovascular care. The ACC issues statements and guidelines relating to cardiac care that may be of interest to health care professionals ( For a direct link to the ACC guidelines for CABG surgery, please go to

Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons includes a significant majority of all board-certified thoracic surgeons in the United States and Canada. Their website provides information which may be of interest to health care professionals.

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is the section of the National Institutes of Health (a federal government agency) that provides leadership in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung, and blood. Their website is a resource where both consumers and professionals can learn more about cardiovascular disease.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The well-known CDC operates a Cardiovascular Health Program which includes epidemiologic surveillance and research, intervention studies, and public health programs related to cardiovascular health. The information presented on their website may be of interest to consumers, professionals, and researchers.