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CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Heart Attack Prevention

How can healthcare professionals and systems help prevent heart attacks and strokes?

Media Advisory

Embargoed Until: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
(404) 639-3286

What

Heart attacks and strokes are catastrophic, life-changing events that are all too common. Over 800,000 cardiovascular events happened in adults ages 35-64 in 2016. The Million Hearts® initiative has a bold but attainable goal of preventing one million heart attacks and strokes by 2022.

Who

Anne Schuchat, MD, RADM, USPHS, CDC Principal Deputy Director
Janet Wright, MD, FACC, Executive Director of Million Hearts®

When

Thursday, September 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET

Dial-In  

Media: 888-795-0855
Non-Media: 800-369-1605
INTERNATIONAL: 1-630-395-0331
PASSCODE: CDC Media

Important Instructions
If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question.

You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

TRANSCRIPT
A transcript will be available following the briefing at CDC’s web site: www.cdc.gov/media.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

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