Heart Disorders

Disability/Illness Description:

There are many types of heart disorders and heart disease.  Some children are born with heart problems but other heart conditions can develop at any time. Some of these include heart murmurs, heart muscle disease, heart valve disease, atrial fibrillation, infection and more.

Warning Signs of Heart Attack, Stroke & Cardiac Arrest


American Heart Association (AHA)
We provide public health education in a variety of ways.
7272 Greenville Avenue
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: 800-242-8721
Email: Review.personal.info@heart.org

AHA MetroBoston
300 5th Avenue, Suite 6
Waltham, MA  02451-8750
Phone: 781-373-4500
West Springfield area, please call:  (203) 303-3357

CHASER : Congenital Heart Anomalies Support, Education & Resources
Specializes in children born with congenital heart defects (CHD) in utero to adult and also acquired heart disease in infants and children. CHASER offer parents, professionals and patients resources that may help in dealings with financial, educational, medical, emotional and other issues.
2112 N. Wilkins Road
Swanton, OH 43558
Phone: 419-825-5575
Fax: 419-825-2880
E-mail: chaser@compuserv.com

Congenital Heart Information Network (C.H.I.N.)
provides reliable information, advocacy, support services, financial assistance and resources to families of children with congenital heart defects and acquired heart disease, and adults with congenital heart defects. Note on Website: The Congenital Heart Information Network website is temporarily out of service. Please join us on Social Media to stay updated about new resources, CHD News and related stories, and announcements coming soon about our re-organization process!
101 N. Washington Avenue, Suite 1A
Margate City, NJ 08402-0397
Phone: 609-823-4507
E-mail: mb@tchin.org

Kids With Heart
dedicated to providing support for families affected by congenital heart defects through surgical care packages, local support group meetings, and through an online listserv.
National Association for Children’s Heart Disorders
1578 Careful Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
Contact Form

National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (NHLB)
provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders.
Post Office Box 30105
Bethesda, MD 20824-0105
Phone: 301-592-8573
Email: nhlbiinfo@nhlbi.nih.gov

Other Information:

Massachusetts Health Promotion Clearinghouse
Provides free health promotion materials for Massachusetts residents and health and social service providers on various health topics including Heart Disease & Stroke
Toll Free: 800-952-6637 (Tri-lingual phone line – accessible in English, Spanish or Portuguese)

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Symptoms of Heart Disease

Fact Sheet last updated on: 12/15/2016