Publications & Research

Publications & Research: Best Practices for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Programs

The Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention (DHDSP) offers resources for health care professionals, pharmacists, community health workers, employers, and the public. You can search the Publications & Research section for guides, toolkits, summaries of recent research, podcasts, and much more to support your heart disease and stroke prevention programs.

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Read the latest research from CDC scientists on heart disease and stroke.

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Featured Resources
September 2019 Science in Brief

Pre-hospital Transport Times and Outcomes After Different Reperfusion Strategies for ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction pdf icon[PDF – 150 KB]
A synopsis of Pre-hospital Transport Times and Outcomes After Different Reperfusion Strategies for ST-Segment-Elevation Myocardial Infarction, published in the February 1, 2019, issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.

September 2019 Science in Brief

Improving Care of STEMI in the United States 2008 to 2012: A Report From the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program pdf icon[PDF – 161 KB]
A synopsis of Improving Care of STEMI in the United States 2008 to 2012: A Report From the American Heart Association Mission: Lifeline Program, published in the January 8, 2019, issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

July 2019 SIB

How Much Does Medication Nonadherence Cost the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program? pdf icon[PDF – 723 KB]
A synopsis of “How Much Does Medication Nonadherence Cost the Medicare Fee-for-Service Program?” published in the March 2019 issue of the journal Medical Care.

Science-in-Brief Feature June 2019

Expanding Pharmacy Technicians Roles to Assist With Patient Medication Adherence pdf icon[PDF – 153 KB]
Only about half of Americans aged 35 to 64 years who have hypertension have it controlled. Additionally, when compared with adults aged 65 years or older, adults aged 35 to 64 years are less likely to use prescribed cholesterol-lowering statins when indicated.

May 2019 Science in Brief

The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduced Hospital Cost and Utilization in Underserved Communities pdf icon[PDF – 205 KB]
A synopsis of “The Maryland Health Enterprise Zone Initiative Reduced Hospital Cost and Utilization in Underserved Communities,” published in 2018 in Health Affairs.