Overview of the American Heart Association "Get with the Guidelines" programs: coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.

@article{Hong2006OverviewOT,
  title={Overview of the American Heart Association "Get with the Guidelines" programs: coronary heart disease, stroke, and heart failure.},
  author={Yuling Hong and Kenneth A LaBresh},
  journal={Critical pathways in cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={179-86}
}
Despite recent advances in scientific knowledge about and improvement of treatment and prevention (primary and secondary) for heart disease and stroke, these conditions remain the number one and 3 causes of death in the United States. Every year, there are nearly 500,000 deaths from coronary heart disease and over 160,000 from stroke in the country. An estimated 700,000 Americans have new coronary heart disease (CHD) every year and an additional 500,000 have recurrent CHD events. The… CONTINUE READING

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