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More Information and References for Blood Pressure: Doctor-diagnosed Hypertension

References and Community Resources

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States. Heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 3 deaths in the country. Million Hearts is a national initiative that has set an ambitious goal to prevention 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The impact will be even greater over time. Million Hearts aims to prevent heart disease and stroke by: - Improving access to effective care. - Improving the quality of care for the ABCS (appropriate aspirin prescription, blood pressure control, cholesterol control, and smoking cessation) - Focusing clinical attention on the prevention of heart attack and stroke. - Activating the public to lead a heart-healthy lifestyle. - Improving the prescription and adherence to appropriate medications for the ABCS. See what you can do to be part of the solution. Visit for more information. For information about the Million Hearts initiative, please visit CDC's Blood Pressure website: American Heart Association

More Resources and Links

Evidence-based community health improvement ideas and interventions may be found at the following sites:

Additional indicator data by state and county may be found on these Websites:

Medical literature can be queried at the PubMed website.

For an on-line medical dictionary, click on this Dictionary link.

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Content updated: Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:46:07 MDT