Resources

Heart disease and stroke continue to be among the top causes of death in Nevada. Heart disease is the leading cause while Stroke is the fifth leading cause. Resources addressing heart disease, stroke, high-blood pressure for patients, providers, and educators can be found here including links to additional resources and materials. If you need additional assistance or cannot locate resources you need, please contact Vicky Kolar, EMT-P, Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Coordinator.

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High Blood Pressure Resource Toolkit

High blood pressure currently affects about 70 million Americans, with an additional 1 in 5 adults unaware they have high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases risks of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, and other chronic diseases. Knowledge and lifestyle modifications are important to maintaining a healthy blood pressure. This provider resource includes detailed information pertaining to clinical guidelines and recommendations for monitoring blood pressure, self-monitoring interventions, and information fact sheets for dissemination to patients.

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Stroke Resource Toolkit

Stroke is the fifth-leading cause of death in Nevada and also a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Strokes can be prevented with education about modifiable risk factors, awareness of signs and symptoms, early interventions and access to care. This “Stroke Resource Toolkit” offers detailed information for providers including the NIH acute stroke assessment, treatment resources, and informational sheets to complement conversations with patients and families.

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Links

American Heart Association

HealthInsight

Nevada Project Heartbeat

Nevada Hospital Association

Nevada Rural Hospital Partners

Southern Nevada Health District

Million Hearts