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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Available Online

June 29, 2012 / 61(25);472

CDC's Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention has created the Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke, a new online mapping tool that documents geographic disparities in the burden of cardiovascular disease (CVD) at state and county levels. Users can create county-level maps of nine different CVD outcomes, by sex, race/ethnicity, and age group, and can overlay maps with congressional boundaries and locations of health-care facilities. Users also can view maps showing county-level social determinants of health and health services, including poverty, education, and food acquisition determinants.

The Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke is available at The atlas is designed to be a valuable tool for public health professionals, researchers, community leaders, and others interested in monitoring CVD trends, setting research priorities, and planning patient services.

1 comment:

sree wify said...

Because heart disease can interfere with a person's ability to complete normal everyday activities, sufferers and their families may experience a range of feelings from depression to discouragement. Online and local support groups are available, which provide a forum for heart disease patients (and their families) to communicate with those in similar situations and express their concerns. Thanks.