Heart Disease

Take the Heart Disease Quiz

GET BACK TO THE BASICS OF HEART HEALTH

Find out how much you know about heart disease with this short quiz.

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MEN AND HEART DISEASE

Stay smart about your heart. Learn how men can lower their risk for heart disease.

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BE A HEART-HEALTHY HERO

Protect your future and the ones you love by practicing healthier habits every day. Here’s how to get started!

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE DURING PREGNANCY

Learn 6 ways moms can take care of their heart health before, during, and after pregnancy.

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MEN AND STROKE

Stroke happens at younger ages in men than in women. Know your risk and how to take action.

In the United States, the most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack. You can greatly reduce your risk for CAD through lifestyle changes and, in some cases, medication. Learn more about heart disease.

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Heart Disease Quiz

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Heart Disease?external icon
Take this 6-question quiz to test your understanding of heart health, risk factors for heart disease, and heart-healthy living. Learn what you can do to help your heart keep beating for years to come!

TCCP

Tobacco Cessation Change Package (TCCP)external icon
The Million Hearts® TCCP presents a list of process improvements that clinicians can implement as they seek to deliver optimal treatment to patients who use tobacco.

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American Heart Month
Join the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) by starting important conversations about your heart health. Talk with your loved ones and health care team about how you can prevent and manage high blood cholesterol.

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Vital Signs: Preventing 1 Million Heart Attacks and Strokes
Heart disease and stroke are preventable, yet they remain leading causes of death, disability, and health care spending in the United States. Alarmingly, in 2016, more than 800,000 of these life-changing cardiovascular events happened to adults ages 35–64. The new CDC Vital Signs highlights how Million Hearts® is focusing national efforts on preventing 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022. Learn how health systems and communities can keep people healthy, optimize care, and improve outcomes for priority populations.

Cardiac arrest infographic

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Cardiac arrest is sudden loss of the heart’s function. This means the heart stops beating and pumping the blood needed to maintain organ function and life. Learn more about public health strategies to prevent and control cardiac arrest in this infographic.