SOURCE: Mended Hearts Inc.

Mended Hearts Inc.

June 02, 2016 08:00 ET

Mended Hearts HeartGuide Awarded by Center for Plain Language

DALLAS, TX--(Marketwired - June 02, 2016) - The Mended Hearts HeartGuide was recently recognized for its comprehensiveness, sensitivity and professional look by the Center for Plain Language when it was awarded first place in the Best Original (long) category. The non-profit's annual competition is designed to highlight organizations that write clear and understandable documents.

Judges in the competition had high praise for the guide. "I was immediately impressed with the professional look and comprehensiveness of this piece," said one. "While it contains complex information on a serious subject, it is organized, written and designed with the patient in mind. I think the product achieves its goal of informing and reassuring patients with an approachable tone."

The HeartGuide was designed as a resource for heart patients and caregivers and covers topics like recovery and health, heart disease, risk factors and symptoms of cardiovascular disease, treatment options, lifestyle and diet changes, and more. The resource was written by Aptive Resources and Mended Hearts with medical review by physicians, nurses, dietitians, and pharmacists.

In other award news, Mended Hearts Inc. was announced as one of the winners of the Global Health & Pharma Biotechnology Awards. This international award recognizes companies and professionals around the world whose hard work and dedication has changed the shape of the healthcare industry and has contributed to the saving of many lives.

About Mended Hearts

Mended Hearts is the largest heart patient support network in the world, with 18,000 members and 300 chapters. Recognized for its role in facilitating a positive patient-care experience, Mended Hearts partners with hospitals and cardiac rehab clinics to offer support through visiting programs, group meetings and educational forums. Mended Hearts inspires hope and improves quality of life for heart patients and their families through ongoing peer-to-peer support. For more information or to locate a chapter, visit www.mendedhearts.org, call 888-HEART-99 or email at info@mendedhearts.org.

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