Heart Disease

2019

START THE NEW YEAR OFF RIGHT!

Set goals to lower your risk for heart disease with these healthy tips.

Congratulations 2018 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Challenge Champions!

RECOGNIZING THE 2018 HYPERTENSION CONTROL CHAMPIONS

See which health care practices and community health centers made blood pressure control their goal.

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A man using an at-home blood pressure monitor.

DO YOU KNOW YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE NUMBERS?

The only way to know whether you have high blood pressure is to get checked. Learn more.

Keeping your cholesterol in check can improve your heart health.

CURIOUS ABOUT CHOLESTEROL?

Keeping your cholesterol in check can improve your heart health. Reach healthy cholesterol levels with these 5 steps.

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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Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CRCP)External
The Million Hearts® CRCP is a quality improvement tool. It can help teams from hospitals and cardiac rehabilitation programs put systems and strategies in place that target improved care for eligible patients. The CRCP presents a listing of process improvements and includes change concepts, change ideas, tools, and resources.

Two EMTs loading a patient into an ambulance.

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

Cardiac Arrest Infographic Cdc-pdf[PDF-1M]
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.

Heart Disease Quiz

Take the Heart Disease Quiz
How much do you know about heart disease? 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!