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Resources by Topic: Cardiovascular disease

Inpatient Stays Involving Atrial Fibrillation, 1998-2014
Examines inpatient stays involving atrial fibrillation among adults from 1998 through 2014. Includes data by location of patient residence for large metropolitan, small metropolitan, micropolitan, and rural areas.
Author(s): Elisabeth Kato, Quyen Ngo-Metzger, Kathryn R. Fingar, Kimberly W. McDermott, Anne Elixhauser
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Health Equity in New Mexico: 12th Edition
Provides information about the health status of various population groups throughout New Mexico and educates readers on the state's health equity issues. Designed to help policymakers and other stakeholders implement strategies that reduce health disparities and improve health outcomes for all New Mexicans. Includes information and statistics specific to New Mexico's rural regions.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: New Mexico Department of Health
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QuickStats: Percentage of All Visits by Patients Aged ≥65 Years to Office-Based Physicians Made by Patients with Hypertension, by Sex and Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) — National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, United States, 2012–2015
Bar chart showing the percentage of visits to a physician by patients 65 and older who have a diagnosis of hypertension, with information overall and by gender for those living in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas.
Location: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 66(40), 1085
Date: 10/2017
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Transitions in Care among Rural Residents with Congestive Heart Failure, Acute Myocardial Infarction, and Pneumonia
Findings brief examining continuum of care of Medicare patients as they are transferred from a hospital to another facility. Features statistics including patient residence and condition, admitting facility type, proportion of hospitalizations with a transfer, transfer patterns, and discharge status following transferred admission, with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Kevin J. Bennett, Jarrod Bullard, Yu-Hsiu Lin, Janice C. Probst
Date: 08/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Rural Health Research Center
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Medical Home Plus
Video featuring the Medical Home Plus project, which works to reduce diabetes, depression, and stroke risk in rural Idaho via a collaborative care model and a medical home model.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Health Conditions and Behaviors of Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Persons in the United States, 2014
Offers detailed statistics on health conditions and behaviors for the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (NHPI) population and for multiple and single-race NHPI populations, with comparisons to other racial groups and to the U.S. population as a whole. Topics covered include general health status, specific health conditions, disabilities, body mass index, physical activity, and substance use.
Author(s): Adena M. Galinsky, Carla E. Zelaya, Catherine Simile, Patricia M. Barnes
Location: Vital and Health Statistics, 3(40)
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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A Project to Promote Adherence to Blood Pressure Medication Among People Who Use Community Pharmacies in Rural Montana, 2014–2016
Results of a project conducted by the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services to evaluate interventions by community pharmacies to promote blood pressure medication adherence. Includes optional activity through which clinicians can earn continuing medical education credit.
Author(s): Carrie S. Oser, Crystelle C. Fogle, James A. Bennett
Location: Preventing Chronic Disease, 14
Date: 06/2017
Type: Document
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Practice Guidelines for Telestroke
Details guidelines for telestroke services to assist providers with the assessment, diagnosis, management, and/or remote consultative support with patients showing signs and symptoms of a stroke using real time videoconferencing technology.
Author(s): Bart M. Demaerschalk, Jill Berg, Opeolu Adeoye, et al.
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Telemedicine Association
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Food Insecurity and Chronic Diseases Among American Indians in Rural Oklahoma: The THRIVE Study
Details a study on food security and cardiovascular disease in American Indians in Oklahoma. Bases conclusions on survey data from 513 AI adults from 2 tribal nations completed between April and May of 2015. Breaks down data by age, gender, and education, as well as rates of diabetes, obesity, and hypertension.
Author(s): Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan, Marianna S. Wetherill, Jordan Hearod
Location: American Journal of Public Health, 107(3), 441-446
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Examination of Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Rurality in Appalachian Children
Results of a study to examine risk factors in a representative sample of 73,014 5th grade students from West Virginia. Features statistics including breakdowns by six levels of population density, sex, race, mother's education, body-mass index, blood pressure, and levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Author(s): Christa L. Lilly, Amna Umer, L. Cottrell, L. Pyles, W. Neal
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 17, 4200
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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