STARS Patient Information

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STARS, a charity based in the United Kingdom, provides information and support for those suffering from Syncope, Reflex Anoxic Seizures, Blackouts and unexplained loss of consciousness.

Visit STARS website


STARS International

A site offered by Medtronic, to help those obtain information about blackouts and how to locate a physician.

Visit Fainting website


The Cleveland Clinic - Syncope Care & Treatment

Visit The Cleveland Clinic website


Survivor and Professional Speaker on Heart Health Advocacy

Michaela Gagne was diagnosed with a heart condition as a teenager, and now she uses her experience to speak to a wide range of audiences and organizations. She is changing lives across the United States and internationally by educating, supporting, and motivating her listeners.

Visit Michaela Gagne


The Epilepsy Foundation of America®

is the national voluntary agency solely dedicated to the welfare people with epilepsy in the U.S. and their families. The organization works to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure. To learn more about epilepsy:

Visit The Epilepsy Foundation

American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse

A keyword searchable database of over 1,100 national, international, model and online self help support groups for addictions, bereavement, health, mental health, disabilities, parenting, caregiver concerns and other stressful life situations.

Visit American Self-Help Group Clearinghouse website


Cardiac Arrhythmia Syndromes Foundation (CASF)

Is a national non-profit organization dedicated to education, advocacy and facilitation of proactive prevention of Sudden Cardiac Arrest by Cardiac Arrhythmias through Heart Screening. The CASF has resources for treatment and support for those at risk or who have suffered a loss. You can learn more about the CASF, its mission , and initiatives at

Visit CASF website


DYNAKids (Dysautonomia Youth Network of America, Inc.)

DYNA is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving young people with forms of dysautonomia (POTS-Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, NCS-Neurocardiogenic Syncope, and numerous other conditions of the autonomic nervous system).

Visit DYNAKids website


Dysautonomia Information Network ("DINET")

This website contains information on the disorder called Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). The site provides on overview of POTS and contains sections on symptoms, mechanisms, causes, tests, myths, links, research and newsletters.

Visit Dysautonomia Information Network website 


Heart Rhythm Society

The Heart Rhythm Society is the international leader in science, education, and advocacy for cardiac arrhythmia professionals and patients and the primary information resource on heart rhythm disorders. Its mission is to improve the care of patients by promoting research, education and optimal health care policies and standards.

Visit Heart Rhythm Society website


HeartScreen America

HeartScreen America is a large population, direct-to-consumer heart screening company which offers comprehensive heart screening programs that can identify the risks associated with cardiac abnormalities and heart disease. HeartScreen America's affordable heart screening programs are a fraction of the cost for comparable services offered at outpatient facilities.

Visit HeartScreen America website



KidsHealth is the largest site on the web providing doctor approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence. Site provides separate areas for kids, teens and parents.

Visit KidsHealth website


Kristine Breese Words & Ideas

Kristine Breese is a mother, author and public speaker who suffered and recovered from cardiac arrest at age 35 and has gone onto help others with her message of hope and self care through books, articles and public appearances.

Visit Kristine Breese Words & Ideas website



MedicAlert is a non profit organization that provides medical alert jewelry.

Visit MedicAlert website


Pacemaker Club

An online community helps pacemaker and implantable cardoverter defibrillator (ICD) recipients meet, share information and support each other.

Visit Pacemaker Club website



The American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Visit The American Heart Association website

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