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Online Resources
The surgeons at Cardiac Surgery Associates of Tampa wish to educate patients, families and caregivers, so that you can feel fully informed and have a complete understanding of your diagnosis and treatment.  The following websites are credible resources for some common cardiac, thoracic and vascular concerns and may help you make the best decisions about your health.  We encourage all patients to stay informed, but we caution you against valuing information sourced from the Internet over that provided by your physician. 

Agency Name Website
American Heart Association www.heart.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov
Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.org
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Society of Surgical Oncology www.surgonc.org

Smoking Cessation

You can improve your heart, lung and vein health dramatically by quitting smoking. If you need help quitting, there are a number of free cessation programs available. Some employers and insurance companies will help you get the resources you need to quit smoking and there is free guidance available from several national organizations. You can access most of the resources online or by phone.  These two agencies may be able to help you get started on your journey to quit smoking.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health

Online: www.cdc.gov/tobacco

By phone: 1-800-QUIT-NOW

National Cancer Institute

Online: www.smokefree.gov

By phone: 1-877-44U-QUIT