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Toolkit: Hypertension Clinical Resources

Below are some clinical resources on hypertension.

Million Hearts Campaign Toolkit

Million HeartsĀ® is a national initiative co-lead by CDC and Medicare & Medicaid Services with a goal to prevent a million CV events in five years, the priorities of Million HeartsĀ® are:


  • Optimizing Care by using teams, health information technology, and evidence-based processes to improve the ABCS (Aspirin when appropriate, Blood pressure control, Cholesterol management, and Smoking cessation), increase use of cardiac rehab, and enhance heart-healthy behaviors.

  • Keeping People Healthy with public health efforts that promote healthier levels of sodium consumption, increased physical activity, and decreased tobacco use.

  • Improving Outcomes for Priority Populations selected based on data showing a significant CV health disparity, evidence of effective interventions, and partners ready to act.

The campaign offers healthcare providers a website with links to protocols, action guides, and educational tools for use with patients and in building practice.

Click here for information.


Click the links below for more information on Million Hearts.



ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus


The updated ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus uses recent science and user feedback to help a clinician and patient build a customized risk lowering plan by estimating and monitoring change in 10 year ASCVD risk.


Use the app to:

  • Estimate a patient's initial 10-year ASCVD risk using the pooled cohort equation

  • Receive an individualized, risk-based, intervention approach

  • Project the impact of specific interventions on a patient's risk

  • Guide clinician-patient discussion around customizing an intervention plan

  • Update risk at follow-up based on a patient's response to therapy using the Million Hearts Longitudinal mode

Advice from the app is derived from the 2013 ACC/AHA 2013 Guideline on the Treatment of Blood Cholesterol to Reduce ASCVD Risk, the 2013 ACC/AHA Guideline on the Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk, the 2017 ACC/AHA et al. Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults, and the 2016 Million Hearts Longitudinal ASCVD Risk Assessment Tool user guide. The information and recommendations in this app are meant to support clinical decision making. They are not meant to represent the only or best course of care, or replace clinical judgment. Therapeutic options should be determined after discussion between the patient and their care provider. Search "ASCVD Risk Estimator Plus" on the web or in your app store to download the app for free.



Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Risk Estimator

CDC Fact Sheets and Educational Materials

The CDC has developed some fact sheets for professionals, statistics, data and programs for aortic aneurism, hypertension, DASH diet, and pulmonary hypertension.

Click here to access this information.


Patient Assistance Programs

Some patients may have trouble affording the medications they need. The NeedyMeds website has information on patient assistance programs along with coupons, rebates and other helpful resources.

Click here for the website.



High Blood Pressure Guidelines Hub

A collection of resources provided by American College of Cardiology for clinicians and patients for the 2017 Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.

Click here for the guidelines.




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