CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Heart Attack Prevention
How can healthcare professionals and systems help prevent heart attacks and strokes?
Embargoed Until: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m. ET
Contact: Media Relations
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.
Anne Schuchat, MD, RADM, USPHS, CDC Principal Deputy Director
Janet Wright, MD, FACC, Executive Director of Million Hearts®
Thursday, September 6, at 12:00 p.m. ET
PASSCODE: CDC Media
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