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Forum Inspires Transformation in Heart Disease And Stroke Prevention, Treatment

Patrick Dunn, Ph.D., Senior Program Manager, Center for Health Technology and Innovation, American Heart Association It’s been 10 years since the first iPhone indelibly changed how we communicate. Although a decade is “forever” in the tech world, science tends to move at a slower pace. But if these two industries could work together to harness

Chronic Disease map

Chronic Disease Indicators for Population Health

Centers for Disease Control

The chronic disease indicators (CDI) are a set of surveillance indicators developed by consensus among the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE), and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD). The indicators are gathered and represented on an interactive page hosted by the CDC. The


United States Health Map

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

The Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation has developed an interactive visualization based on indicators that speak to the state of health in the United States at the county level for both sexes. The interactive map includes data on different types of cancers, major causes of death, life expectancy, smoking, obesity, physical activity, alcohol use,

500 Cities Project Maps

500 Cities Project Maps: Local Data for Better Health

Centers for Disease Control

The 500 Cities Project provides city- and census tract-level small area estimates for the largest 500 Cities in the United States. These data are derived from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and have been incorporated into interactive and static maps. Measures for the 500 Cities project include chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes,

Elliott Antman

Equitable Access to Life-Saving Treatments is Threatened by the Cost of Drugs to Patients

Elliott M. Antman, M.D., FAHA; Senior Physician, Brigham and Women’s Hospital; Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research, Harvard Medical School; Past President, American Heart Association As healthcare costs continue rising, escalating spending on pharmaceuticals warrants serious attention from healthcare stakeholders. In 2015, U.S. pharmaceuticals spending reached $309.5 billion, an increase of 8.5 percent from

Prevalence of US Adults with Hypertension

2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines

Original Visualization (AHA Centers for Health Metrics and Evaluation)

Explore the impact of the new 2017 Hypertension Clinical Practice Guidelines on hypertension prevalence in the US adult population, the number of US adults with hypertension, and the prevalence and number of adults now recommended pharmacological treatment to control blood pressure. Use the interactive figures to examine differences in these prevalence and population estimates between

Blood Pressure Categories

High blood pressure redefined for the first time in 14 years: 130 is the new high

American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Guidelines ANAHEIM, California, Nov. 13, 2017 – High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a decade. The guidelines