Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Facilitation of adoption of evidence-based guidelines in clinical practice for CVD risk factor identification and treatment

Multiple factors contribute to the high mortality from heart and vascular diseases in our population, most prominently genetics, patient behavior, care access, and care quality. Historically, interventions have targeted patient behaviors. Though access remains a problem, those who do receive care may not be getting the best of care based on the evidence. A focus on increasing practitioner adoption of evidence-based guidelines can make a significant contribution to the fight against heart disease in general and holds potential to reduce disparities in prevalence and mortality.

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Idea No. 980