The Evidence Behind EvidenceNOW: Improving Heart Health

The ABCS of heart health include Aspirin-use, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. To prevent heart attacks, health care professionals can work with their patients to adopt the ABCS of cardiovascular disease prevention:

Clinical evidence about how best to prevent cardiovascular disease through delivery of the ABCS is constantly evolving. EvidenceNOW developed resources for primary care practices using the latest patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings available at the time to improve heart health.

Select any of the hyperlinks above to learn more about the evidence behind EvidenceNOW's interventions to improve the ABCS of heart health and ways to improve the ABCS in your practice. Select to access additional evidence and resources to improve overall heart health.

Learn more about EvidenceNOW's findings on heart health care and outcomes.

Page last reviewed September 2018
Page originally created July 2018
Internet Citation: The Evidence Behind EvidenceNOW: Improving Heart Health. Content last reviewed September 2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/evidencenow/heart-health/index.html