Category Archives: Million Hearts®

New Cholesterol Management Guidelines and the Effects on Home Health Patients

by Misty Kevech, HHQI RN Project Coordinator Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. for men and women (CDC, 2017). Every year, 735,000 Americans have a heart attack (CDC, 2017). Cardiovascular health is important to the … Continue reading

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Know the Risk Factors for a Stroke

By Crystal Welch, HHQI RN Project Coordinator World Stroke Day is observed on October 29th as an effort to bring public awareness to the seriousness and incidence of stoke worldwide. In 2013, HHQI was tasked by the Centers for Medicare … Continue reading

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Additional efforts needed to reduce heart attack, stroke risk

Each year, approximately 1.5 million adults in the United States have a heart attack or stroke, resulting in approximately 30 deaths every hour and, for non-fatal events, often leading to long-term disability. To reduce these staggering statistics, the U.S. Department … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Heart Failure

Healthcare is changing both quickly and significantly.  For almost 10 years, the home health industry has been working on reducing hospitalizations. Over the last couple years, hospitals are now in alignment with reducing readmissions, especially with heart failure patients. That … Continue reading

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Promote cardiovascular health among your staff

Cardiovascular health education and support for staff members is an important part of celebrating American Heart Month. The national Million Hearts® initiative has provided a 2-page Cardiovascular Health Action Steps for Employers. The sheet includes a variety of action steps that … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular health tips, resources for American Heart Month

Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United States, and heart disease is responsible for 1 of every 4 deaths in the country. In recognition of American Heart Month in February, the … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar: Partnering to Achieve Blood Pressure Control for the Nation

This upcoming educational opportunity from Million Hearts® complements HHQI’s recently released Cardiovascular Health Part 1 Best Practice Intervention Package on aspirin therapy and blood pressure control. Be sure to share this webinar with your community providers so all can benefit … Continue reading

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