Preventing One Million Heart Attacks and Strokes

Blood pressure and cholesterol management improving but further prevention efforts are necessary

What would it take to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes before 2017?

That’s the question that a recent report answered for Million Hearts, a collaborative initiative between the US Department of Health and Human Services and several nonprofit and private organizations.

Using data from national surveys, researchers determined how well Americans were adhering to strategies to reduce heart attack and stroke risk. The report found that certain prevention strategies, like blood pressure and cholesterol management, have improved over recent years.

However, the authors of the report concluded that additional efforts are necessary to address cardiovascular risk factors.

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