"A major goal I have with Summit4CAD is taking the hard-to-read, jargon-filled medical research papers I came across in my own quest to better understand CAD after my heart attack, and break that information down into language an average person with little or no medical knowledge can easily understand.  I want people to come here and read the information presented and "get it".  I want them to be able to comprehend the data here and be able to apply it to their own life so that they are motivated to reduce their risk for CAD."
Jon Patrick Hyde on why he founded Summit4CAD
All of the information provided on this website has been provided by verified, legitimate, medical and/or government sources.  The two main sources for the majority of the information contained in this website are the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology.  If a different source is used it will be noted.  Quotes will be attributed to their source.  Likewise, if a published research paper is a source it will be clearly noted in the text of the page.   

Summit4CAD does not make claim to own any information provided that was sourced from outside of its own staff.  All information provided is already in the public domain.  No attempt at plagiarism or the republishing of false or misleading information has or ever will be acceptable policy at Summit4CAD. 

Summit4CAD, Inc. is a Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation whose purpose is to provide a vital public service; to be a part of the solution that saves lives and/or improves the overall quality of life for those who are living with Coronary Artery Disease. 

Summit4CAD will accomplish this goal through education;
by providing useful, relevant, and accurate information regarding the prevention of, treatment of, and recovery from Coronary Artery Disease. 

  The American Heart Association (AHA) is a non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. Currently headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency.

The AHA is known for publishing standards on basic life support and advanced cardiac life support (ACLS), and in 2014 issued its first guidelines for preventing strokes in women. They are known also for operating a number of highly visible public service campaigns and they also manage a number of fundraising events.

AHA Dietary Guidelines are the accepted standard for hospitals and care facilities in the USA regarding the specific dietary needs of people living with a variety of cardiovascular disease and illnesses. 

The AHA is a trusted source of information for all subjects associated with heart disease and its treatment. 
  The American College of Cardiology (ACC), based in Washington, D.C., bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet its qualifications. Education is a core component of the College, which is also active in the formulation of health policy and the support of cardiovascular research.

The ACC partnered with the American Heart Association to develop and publish national performance measurement standards and data standards for both inpatient and outpatient care. Measurement sets developed by ACC/AHA include: coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, cardiac rehabilitation, STEMI/NSTEMI, primary prevention and peripheral arterial disease. In addition, the ACC has submitted its measures to the National Quality Forum (NQF), with the majority of its measures receiving endorsement as national standards.

The ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) is a recognized source for measuring and quantifying outcomes and identifying gaps in the delivery of quality care. The ACC's PINNACLE Registry™ is the nation’s first and largest practice-based cardiovascular registry.

The ACC also advocates for health policies that allow cardiovascular professionals to provide quality, appropriate and cost-effective care on such issues as Medicare physician payment, medical imaging, health care reform implementation, medical liability reform and funding for prevention and research. 
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