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Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode


HONcode status The health Website
HeartSite
is in compliance with the HONcode


Title of the site:HeartSite
Web address:http://www.heartsite.com/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct337741
Date of initial review: 13 Dec 2005
Validity of certificate24 Feb 2012 - Feb 2014
Date of last visit24 Feb 2012
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This certificate confirms the revision of the site by the HONcode Team at the above date.
It respects and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct (HONcode).

* 1. Authoritative   2. Complementarity   3. Privacy   4. Attribution   5. Justifiability   6. Transparency
    7. Financial disclosure   8. Advertising policy



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The Health on the Net (HON) certificate serves as a guarantee that this website, at the date of its certification, complies with and pledges to honor the 8 principles of the HON Code of Conduct as drawn up by the HON foundation.

The responsible of the certified site commits to keep the site in compliance with the HON code principles for the duration of the certification.

Although measures such as a complaint mechanism, the periodical review and the automatic surveillance mechanisms are put in place to guarantee the compliance of the certified website with the ethical principles of HON as much as possible, incidental inaccuracies cannot be completely excluded. In no event the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) can be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use HON certified websites nor can the HON foundation and/or its partner(s) be held liable for the content of these certified websites, including, but not limited to the information of third-parties or hyperlinks accessible via HON certified websites.

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You will find below the elements identified by the HONcode team at a precise date to justify the respect of the 8 ethical principles.

The content of this certificate has been collected and written by the Health On the Net Foundation (HON) and should not be used without previous permission granted by HON. A request for permission can be sent to: HON.

1. Information must be authoritative
The Educational content material was designed and developed by Abdulla M. Abdulla, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.C. He is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and a prior Chief of Cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology and has published multiple scientific articles in text books and major medical journals. He is also the recipient of a dozen Teacher of the Year awards from the Medical College of Georgia, is a former Teaching Scholar of The American Heart Association and is nationally recognized as an expert on Int...  (02 Jan 2012) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
Mission:
The content material was designed to provide information to patients who are being evaluated and treated for a heart-related complaint.
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Audience:
The content material was designed to provide information to patients who are being evaluated and treated for a heart-related complaint.
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Purpose of the website
Our objective is to educate and NOT to promote specific medications, devices or procedures. The information provided on this web site is meant to supplement and NOT to replace those obtained from your personal physician. Please consult your physician because a specific disease, test or treatment may not be applicable to your case.
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3. Confidentiality
The Internet has revolutionized the way that we obtain and share information with others. It is estimated that over 60 million Americans use the Internet, either directly or indirectly (through friends and family members) to obtain information about Health related topics. To serve them, it is estimated that over 90,000 Health-related web sites have sprung up all over the world. We take pride in producing original material that is tailored for the Internet and present it to you with the help of cutting edge technology. We also take your privacy very seriously.

Our Web site log...
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4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.
The educational concept and design were developed by Dr. Abdulla M. Abdulla, who is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and prior Chief of Cardiology at the Medical College of Georgia. He is the Medical Editor, designer, developer and a major contributor of educational material for HeartSite.com and CardiologySite.com. Dr. Abdulla has over 18 years of experience in computer-based learning and has applied innovative technology in teaching medical students and patients since the early 1980's. He is the recipient of a dozen ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards from a medical school and was the founding Med...  (02 Jan 2012) - Link

This Page was Last reviewed on July 21, 2010
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5. Justification of claims
6. User support and adequation
If you have any comments or suggestions, please send an e-mail to:
Customer Service.
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7. Disclosure of funding sources
Our website hosts Google sponsored ads and links that are displayed in the right hand column. Advertisement is distinguished by the word "Ads by Google". We do not control Google ads content and our editorial content is free of any commercial influence. The site receives no other outside funding and is personally supported by the Medical Editor, Dr. Abdulla, as a public service.
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8. Advertising policy
"Ads by Google"
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We do not control Google ads content and our editorial content is free of any commercial influence.
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Advertisement is distinguished by the word "Ads by Google".
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