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Cardiovascular Diseases: Patient Brochures and Clinician Fact Sheets


Description

These brochures for patients and fact sheets for health care providers explain the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for several cardiovascular diseases. 

For patients: 

  • 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
  • Screening for coronary heart disease
  • Screening for vascular disease
  • Using aspirin for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/cvd/

Developer

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF); Veteran’s Administration

Funding Sources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Veteran’s Administration


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 06/2009
  • Original Summary: 07/2009
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Last updated: October 09, 2013.