Managing Diseases and Acute Events
While we will continue to work diligently to prevent cardiovascular events from occurring by addressing the major modifiable risk factors that lead to atherosclerosis and ultimately, heart attacks and strokes, we are placing an increased emphasis on the chain of survival for those who experience such events.
This involves increasing public awareness of the warning signs of heart attack and stroke, and the appropriate action in the presence of those signs. It also involves ensuring that systems are in place to assure access to appropriate and timely care, starting with activation of the 911 system, emergency transport, quality acute care, prevention of recurrent events, and access to rehabilitation services.
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