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Resources by Topic: Cardiovascular disease

Demographic and Regional Trends in Stroke‐Related Mortality in Young Adults in the United States, 1999 to 2019
Examines mortality rates due to stroke from 1999 to 2019 in young adults aged 25-64. Analyzes 566,916 stroke‐related deaths recorded in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Wide‐Ranging Online Data for Epidemiologic Research (WONDER) database. Includes demographic breakdown of data by sex, race/ethnicity, age, and large metropolitan, medium/small metropolitan, or nonmetropolitan region.
Author(s): Robert W. Ariss, Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, Jacob Lang, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Heart Association, 11(8)
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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A Dynamic Visualization Tool of Local Trends in Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality in the United States
Examines the methodology and utility of the Local Trends in Heart Disease and Stroke Mortality Dashboard. Discusses the importance of tracking spatiotemporal cardiovascular disease data for public health efforts and offers examples of how the dashboard can be used.
Author(s): Phong Le, Michele Casper, Adam S. Vaughan
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Social Ecology of Hypertension Management Among Latinos Living in the U.S.–Mexico Border Region
Study examining hypertension management in 2 rural, frontier counties in the U.S.-Mexico border region based on data from 8 focus groups with 49 total participants. Discusses social and environmental issues raised in the focus groups, including individual barriers to disease management, social relationships, healthcare-related concerns, and environmental health.
Author(s): Lisa Cacari Stone, Victoria Sanchez, Sean Patrick Bruna, Michael Muhammad, Carmen Zamora
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 23(4), 650-661
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Chronic Conditions Among Adults Aged 18─34 Years — United States, 2019
Examines prevalence of 11 chronic conditions among adults aged 18-34 years, with data for urban and rural locations. Provides data on obesity, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and other chronic conditions.
Author(s): Kathleen B. Watson, Susan A. Carlson, Fleetwood Loustalot, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(30), 964-970
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Strategies for Enhancing Prehospital Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest (EPOC)
Analyzes results of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute–funded Enhancing Prehospital Outcomes for Cardiac Arrest (EPOC) study, which lays the foundation for future quality improvement efforts in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Identifies 49 strategies across the incident, stakeholder, and system levels to improve pre-hospital OHCA survival and care delivery. Includes rural references and considerations throughout.
Author(s): Mahshid Abir, Stephen R. Dowker, Wilson Nham, et al.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RAND Corporation
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The Association Between Primary Care Use and Potentially-Preventable Hospitalization Among Dual Eligibles Age 65 and Over
Examines the relationship between primary care and ambulatory care sensitive condition (ACSC) hospitalization among people age 65 and older who are dually-enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban or rural location.
Author(s): N. Loren Oh, Andrew J. Potter, Lindsay M. Sabik, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22(927)
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Association of Financial Factors and Telemedicine Adoption for Heart Attack and Stroke Care Among Rural and Urban Hospitals: A Longitudinal Study
Study of telemedicine adoption in rural and urban hospitals for stroke and cardiac care that examines hospital financial indicators including for-profit status, Medicare inpatient mix, emergency department visits, and licensed beds. Analyzes data from the Health Information Management and System Society Dorenfest Database and Healthcare Cost Report Information System from 2012 to 2017
Author(s): Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Kea Turner, Doc Williams Jr., et al.
Citation: Telemedicine and e-Health, 28(6), 781-788
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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BuchananCares Program: A Team-based Care Pilot Led by a Rural Community Hospital and Local Pharmacist
Describes BuchananCares, a collaboration among health professionals from the Appalachian College of Pharmacy, Buchanan General Hospital in rural Virginia, and the Virginia Department of Health. Designed to reduce patient readmissions and improve medication use for patients with COPD, diabetes, heart failure, and pneumonia.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Community Preventive Services Task Force
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Prevalence of Chronic Conditions by Sexual Orientation and Rural-Urban Location
Presents a study on the correlation between chronic health issues by sexual orientation and rurality. Breaks down rates of chronic diseases such as arthritis, high cholesterol, diabetes, and others by sexual orientation and rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Gilbert Gonzales, Megan Lahr, et al.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Telemedicine Adoption for Heart Attack and Stroke Care Among Rural and Urban Hospitals: A Longitudinal Study
Examines the adoption of telemedicine for cardiac and stroke care in rural and urban hospitals between 2012 and 2017. Analyzes indicators for telemedicine adoption with a focus on hospital profitability and geographic location. Includes data on 4,108 hospitals across the U.S., such as academic centers, Critical Access Hospitals, and general medical, among other hospital types, as well as breakdowns of hospital characteristics by rural versus urban location.
Author(s): Amir Alishahi Tabriz, Kea Turner, Dunc Williams Jr., et al.
Citation: Telemedicine and e-Health, 28(6), 781-788
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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