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HONcode status
Certificate of compliance with the Code of Conduct HONcode

HONcode status The health Website
Texas Heart Institute
is in compliance with the HONcode

Title of the site:Texas Heart Institute
Web address:http://www.texasheart.org/
HONcode PIN number :HONConduct913249
Date of initial review: 07 May 2002
Validity of certificate16 Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
Date of last visit03 Mar 2014
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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
Professional Staff Directory
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

2. Presentation of the site
The Texas Heart Institute is a nonprofit organization. The mission of the Texas Heart Institute is to reduce the devastating toll of cardiovascular disease through innovative programs in research, education and improved patient care.
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

The Texas Heart Institute's Heart Information Center is a community outreach program wherein the Institute's staff members provide patient-education information related to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

Purpose of the website
The Texas Heart Institute website does not provide specific medical advice; rather, the site provides users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders. The Texas Heart Institute urges you to visit a qualified doctor for diagnosis and for specific medical advice.
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

3. Confidentiality
Privacy Policy
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

4. Information must be documented: Referenced and dated
Only data for one sample are displayed among those selected.

American Heart Association
Aspirin and Heart Disease
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

Updated July 2010
  (22 Feb 2011) - Link

5. Justification of claims
All necessary information provided
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

6. User support and adequation
Contact information
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

7. Disclosure of funding sources
The Texas Heart Institute website is not supported by advertising or commercial sponsorship, nor does it partner or have special relationships with any advertising companies. Funding is based solely on educational and research-oriented grants and the contributions of philanthropic persons and organizations.
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

8. Advertising policy
The Texas Heart Institute website is not supported by advertising or commercial sponsorship, nor does it partner or have special relationships with any advertising companies.
  (16 Sep 2013) - Link

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