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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. [[br]] See what you can do to be part of the solution. Visit [http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/be_one_mh.html] for more information. For information about the Million Hearts initiative, please visit [http://www.millionhearts.hhs.gov]. CDC's Blood Pressure website: [http://www.cdc.gov/bloodpressure/] American Heart Association[[br]] [http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/]

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: Sun, 13 Dec 2015 20:50:55 MST