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Heart attack and stroke are time sensitive emergencies that require rapid evaluation by trained medical professionals. There are treatment options for both stroke and heart attack that may help to lead to a full recovery. These treatments can only be offered in specific time windows. That’s why it is so important to call 911 and seek care as soon as symptoms begin. Minnesotans can rest assured that the healthcare system is safe, prepared and equipped to treat patients experiencing any medical emergencies.
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- COVID-19 Content: An American Heart Association (AHA) Compendium
- Coronavirus Resources for CPR Training & Resuscitation
- American College of Cardiology (ACC): COVID-19 Hub
- ACC: HFSA/ACC/AHA Statement Addresses Concerns Re: Using RAAS Antagonists in COVID-19
- AHA: Circulation- COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease (PDF)
- AHA: COVID-19
It is important to continue to work with your primary care and/or specialists to make arrangements for follow up appointments, take your medications as prescribed, continue to eat a healthy well-balanced diet and exercise.
- Surveillance of the Initiation of, Participation in, and Completion of Cardiac Rehabilitation in Minnesota, 2017–2018 | Preventing Chronic Disease.
This article published in the April 13, 2023 issue of Preventing Chronic Disease uses data from the MN APCD to identify gaps in cardiac rehabilitation use among insured Minnesotans in 2017 and 2018 across insurance types, geographic measures, Social Vulnerability Index quartiles, and comorbidities. (April 2023)
- Blood Pressure Medication Non-Adherence in Minnesota: 2015 (PDF).
This report describes variation in blood pressure medication adherence among Minnesotans and provides strategies to improve adherence. (May 2021)
- Geographic Variation in Hypertension in Minnesota: 2014 (PDF)
This report utilizes the Minnesota All Payer Claims Database (MN APCD) and provides the first estimates of hypertension prevalence by local communities in Minnesota. High Blood Pressure levels for insured adults in 2014 are reported at the county and the Zip Code level. (November, 2019)
- Minnesota Public Health Data Access Portal: Heart Attacks
Online data tool from the Minnesota Department of Health showing the heart attack hospitalization rate in Minnesota by 3-year time periods, age group (35 years and older), sex, and county.
- CDC: Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease & Stroke
Online mapping tool from CDC with health indicators (including mortality and hospitalizations), risk factors, social and economic data, health care delivery, insurance, and health care costs data for states and counties. Some census tract data is also available.
- CDC: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Prevalence & Trends Data
These data provide the most comprehensive overview of health-related risk behaviors, chronic health conditions, and use of preventive services by US adults. Data can be compared across states and metropolitan areas for multiple years, by sex, race group, age group, and income.
- CDC: PLACES: Local Data for Better Health
PLACES is an expansion of the original 500 Cities Data Project, with model-based estimates of chronic disease health measures for the entire United States. These estimates are available at multiple geographic levels, including county, place, census tract, and Zip Code Tabulation Area.
- CDC: Health, US Spotlight- Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Heart Disease Infographics.
From the National Center for Health Statistics, this infographic shows national disparities in heart disease deaths, prevalence and risk factors.
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