This article was featured in the April Scope e-newsletter.
Heart attack and stroke are
leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Cardiovascular disease is responsible for one in every three deaths nationally and accounts for $444 billion in total health care costs. Million HeartsTM is a public-private initiative led by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to prevent one million heart attacks and Strokes.
As a health care professional, you play a pivotal role in helping patients decrease their risk of heart disease and stroke, and lead healthier lives. There are evidence-based community and clinical prevention tools to help your patients understand the ABCS of heart disease.
Join the Million Hearts Campaign and
receive easy-to-use tools, resources, updates and information on the latest research to make a difference in reaching this national goal.