Heart Disease

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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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MAKE BLOOD PRESSURE CONTROL YOUR GOAL

Keep your blood pressure numbers and heart health in check with these tips.

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LOOKING FOR SALTERNATIVES?

Here’s how to reduce sodium intake at home and on the go.

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WHAT DO YOUR CHOLESTEROL NUMBERS MEAN?

High cholesterol has no signs or symptoms—the only way to know if you have it is to get checked. Learn more.

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LIFE AFTER A HEART ATTACK

The road to recovery after a heart attack can be tough. Talk to your doctor about how cardiac rehabilitation can help you.

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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February is American Heart Month
This February, 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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Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CRCP)external icon
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.

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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

Cardiac Arrest Infographic pdf icon[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!