The Risk Estimator enables health care providers and patients to estimate 10-year and lifetime risks for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), defined as coronary death, nonfatal myocardial infarction, or fatal or nonfatal stroke, based on the Pooled Cohort Equations and lifetime risk prediction tools.
The information required to estimate ASCVD risk includes age, sex, race, total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, systolic blood pressure, blood pressure–lowering medication...
This tool is designed to help employers assess the extent to which they have applied evidence-based health promotion interventions in their worksites to prevent heart disease, stroke, and related conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity. The CDC Health ScoreCard can establish benchmarks and track improvements (evaluation) over time for various health topics and promotion programs.
The tool contains 100 questions that assess how evidence-based health promotion...
This Web site provides hospitals and health systems tools and resources to improve their systems of care when responding to a patient with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Resources such as checklists, algorithms, protocols, strategies, requirements, fact sheets, and more are available under the following areas:
- Emergency medical services
- Referral center
- Receiving center
This sourcebook serves as an instruction manual for training community health workers and as a reference and a resource for community health workers working with community members in preventing heart disease and stroke. The sourcebook contains a variety of handouts, which are appropriate for community health workers to use as tip sheets and to give to community members as aids for understanding and living with heart disease and stroke disability.
The sourcebook is divided into the...
This risk assessment tool, for people age 20 or older, provides information to assess a person’s risk for heart disease, heart attack, or other future heart problems. The tool uses information such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and blood sugar levels to help determine a level of risk for heart problems. Upon completing the questionnaire, users can print various reports to help them make a plan with their doctor to reduce their risk.
This tool is also available in Spanish...
These brochures for patients and fact sheets for health care providers explain the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for several cardiovascular diseases.
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Taking aspirin to prevent heart attacks (men)
- Taking aspirin to prevent strokes (women)
For health care providers:
- Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm...
This tool is a step-by-step guide to helping people with heart disease make decisions that will protect and improve their heart health. It provides information about lifestyle habits, medicines, and other treatments that can lessen the chances of having a heart attack.
This guide addresses the following topics:
- Heart disease: A wakeup call
- What is heart disease?
- Getting tested for heart disease
- Controlling your risk factors
- You and your doctor...
This report provides data on inpatient hospital discharges for all Pennsylvania general and most specialty acute care hospitals, regardless of bed size. The information is hospital-specific and is presented in three regional versions (Western, Central/Northeastern, and Southeastern). This tool can assist consumers and purchasers in making more informed health decisions and can also aid providers in highlighting additional opportunities for quality improvement and cost containment.
This tool presents questions that patients can ask their doctors about heart health, as well as a quiz for assessing heart attack risk. It is part of the Heart Truth campaign to raise awareness about heart disease among women.
This Web site makes aging-related health information easily accessible for adults 60 and older, as well as their family members and friends.
This Web site addresses the following topics:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Balance problems
- Breast cancer
- Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s
- Colorectal cancer
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Diabetic retinopathy...