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 referral form for emergency physicians or other specialists, helps assess a patient who recently experienced a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or a minor stroke. The form is a first step for assessing patients to determine the best stroke prevention strategies, care, and prevention based on individual test results and health needs.
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...
Million Hearts toolkits were designed to help partners incorporate Million Hearts into their everyday work and enhance their heart disease and stroke prevention efforts. They are available for download and use as individual components or as an entire toolkit.
The following toolkits are available:
- Partners Toolkit: Partners can use the resources in this toolkit to expand their existing heart disease and stroke prevention programs and to recruit...
These resources can be used to educate patients on a wide range of health issues. The resources available include guides, brochures, flyers, and more.
Topics covered are:
- Brain and nerves
- Coumadin ® (also known as warfarin)
- Fall prevention
- Hip replacement
- Intravenous access
- Safety issues
- Self catheterization
The Chronic Disease Cost Calculator is a downloadable tool that supports States in:
- Estimating State Medicaid expenditures for six chronic diseases–congestive heart failure, heart disease, stroke, hypertension, cancer, and diabetes.
- Generating estimates of the costs to Medicaid of selected chronic diseases using customized inputs (e.g., prevalence rates and treatment costs).
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 toolkit can guide physicians in the acute management of stroke patients. The kit includes forms and documentation to assist in critical decisionmaking. Designated forms that must accompany the patient upon transfer are identified.
The toolkit includes:
- Stroke packet cover
- Possible IV recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA) (Activase) candidate (inside 3-hour window or less than 180 minutes from symptom onset)
- IV t-PA inclusion/...
This fact sheet provides information about depression for individuals who have had a stroke.
The topics addressed include:
- What is the link between depression and stroke?
- Things to remember
- Where to get help
- More information