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This independent educational website is not unlike your local educational television or radio station. While Angioplasty.Org receives grants from healthcare companies that believe in its mission, this funding does not fully cover our operating costs.

Unlike WebMD, PatientsLikeMe, and virtually every major health site on the internet today, we have never required registration, tracked users with cookies, or packaged, sold, profited from or data-mined any information about or provided by the people who come to us for education and support.

Among the free services that we provide, and would like to expand, are our in-depth forum discussion moderation and extensive individual responses to patient inquiries and concerns. You won’t see large display ads or sponsored corporate content on the 1,500-plus pages of this site, because we are not advertising or revenue driven; we rely on grants and donations.

Please consider becoming a Member and supporting us with a recurring monthly contribution of your choice, the equivalent perhaps of a cup of coffee or a dinner out.

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We have reached millions of heart patients in our 16 years online and contributions from visitors like yourself are critical to our ability to continue providing this service to the patients, medical professionals and family members who read hundreds of thousands of pages on Angioplasty.Org each year.

If you feel you have received information, support or service that has been of value to you, your loved ones, or your work, we hope we will consider becoming a member/supporter of this project.

You can also become a one-time Patron with a single donation in any amount.

If you'd prefer to donate by check or other means, or are interested in partnering with Angioplasty.Org, please contact us at: support@Angioplasty.Org


What Makes Angioplasty.Org Unique and Worthy of My Support?
Angioplasty.Org was started in 1997 and was one of the first healthcare sites on the World Wide Web.

Unlike the giant health portals that dominate the internet, Angioplasty.Org has stayed small, specialized and non-commercial. We don’t cover every conceivable health issue in order to generate maximum ad revenue; we cover one area of medicine and we cover it with depth and expertise.

Unlike the vast majority of health sites we also serve both professional and patient audiences in one place, with no barriers between professional and public content.

Created and managed by early pioneers of medical education for interventional cardiologists, Angioplasty.Org promotes the benefits of minimally-invasive alternatives to open surgery, yet also does not shy away from publicizing potential problems with devices and therapies.

Angioplasty.Org is one of the only places on the internet, if not THE only place, where patients have aired their experiences with problems like allergic reactions to drug-eluting stents, complications from femoral catheter access, affordability of drugs such as Plavix, the necessary duration of dual antiplatelet therapy, and so on.

As advocates for improved patient care, Angioplasty.Org takes a proactive role: for example, we catalyzed a university-based cardiology group studying the issue of allergic reactions to stents; we recruited patients for studies on disease self-management at Stanford University; we’ve testified at FDA device hearings; we were the first website to publicize the wrist approach to catheter-based procedures so that, like much of the rest of the world, the U.S. now utilizes this technique more, reducing complications and increasing patient comfort. We continue to work on multiple fronts to promote less-invasive treatment, patient participation in decision-making, and broader access to leading edge care.

We are a widely respected voice within the professional cardiology community. and we listen actively to our patient visitors. Our goal is one of public service: to provide a vehicle for education and communication between and among physicians and patients.

Please let us know how you feel about the site and whether it has been helpful to you.

A Heartfelt Thank You to Our Users and Funders for Your Continued Support!