There are several organizations dedicated to helping people who have been impacted by heart disease.
The Mended Hearts
A national nonprofit affiliated with the American Heart Association which partners with hospitals and rehabilitation clinics to offer local support group meetings.
American Stroke Association: Local Support Group Finder
The American Stroke Association maintains a registry of nearly 2,000 support groups nationwide. Use the locator to find groups by zip code.
American Stroke Association: Survivor Stories
Personal accounts from stroke survivors.
The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease
This site includes a support network program, an online forum and first person essays written by women living with heart disease.
A community for patients, caregivers and families that offers online message boards, live chat and Webcasts.
DIPEx: Patient Stories
This British charity site features interviews with heart disease patients in text and video formats.