1. Modeled Health and Economic Impact of Team-Based Care for Hypertension.

    American Journal of Preventive Medicine 50(5 Suppl 1):S34 (2016) PMID 27102856

    Team-based interventions for hypertension care have been widely studied and shown effective in improving hypertension outcomes. Few studies have evaluated long-term effects of these interventions; none have assessed broad-scale implementation. This study estimates the prospective health, economi...
  2. Relationships Between Blood Pressure and 24-Hour Urinary Excretion of Sodium and Potassium by Body Mass Index Status in Chinese Adults.

    Journal of Clinical Hypertension 17(12):916 (2015) PMID 26332433

    This study examined the impact of overweight/obesity on sodium, potassium, and blood pressure associations using the Shandong-Ministry of Health Action on Salt Reduction and Hypertension (SMASH) project baseline survey data. Twenty-four-hour urine samples were collected in 1948 Chinese adults ag...
  3. GW26-e1828 Analysis on home blood pressure monitoring and blood pressure control among patients with hypertension in part of urban and rural areas in China

    Journal of the American College of Cardiology 66(16):C123 (2015)

  4. Cardiovascular disease deaths and high sodium consumption in Shandong province and China: a modelling analysis

    The Lancet 386:S80 (2015)

    Background Sodium intake and the prevalence of increased blood pressure are high in China, especially in northern China, including Shandong province where the Shandong-Ministry of Health Action on Sodium and Hypertension (SMASH) is currently underway. The aim of this study is...
  5. Vital Signs: Predicted Heart Age and Racial Disparities in Heart Age Among U.S. Adults at the State Level.

    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 64(34):950 (2015) PMID 26335037

    Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Heart age (the predicted age of a person's vascular system based on their cardiovascular risk factor profile) and its comparison with chronological age represent a new way to express risk for developing ca...
  6. Use of Aspirin for Prevention of Recurrent Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease Among Adults ā€” 20 States and the District of Columbia, 2013.

    Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 64(27):733 (2015) PMID 26182190

    The effectiveness of regular aspirin therapy in reducing risk (secondary prevention) for myocardial infarction, ischemic stroke, and fatal coronary events among persons with preexisting atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) is well established and recommended in current guidelines. Repo...
  7. Use of low-dose aspirin as secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in US adults (from the National Health Interview Survey, 2012).

    The American Journal of Cardiology 115(7):895 (2015) PMID 25670639 PMCID PMC4365416

    Current guidelines recommend that adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease take low-dose aspirin or other antiplatelet medications as secondary prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events. Yet, no national level assessment of low-dose aspirin use for secondary prevention of cardiovas...
  8. The association between cardiovascular health and health-related quality of life and health status measures among U.S. adults: a cross-sectional study of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2001-2010.

    Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 13(1):152 (2015) PMID 26396070 PMCID PMC4580297

    This study was conducted to examine the association between ideal cardiovascular health (CVH) and health-related quality of life and health status indicators. This cross-sectional study included adult NHANES participants from 2001 to 2010 without CVD (Nā€‰=ā€‰7115). CVH was defined according to AHA ...
  9. Improving Population Blood Pressure Control for Brain and Heart Health.

    Public Health Reports 130(4):302 (2015) PMID 26345373 PMCID PMC4547583

  10. Trends in blood pressure among adults with hypertension: United States, 2003 to 2012.

    Hypertension 65(1):54 (2015) PMID 25399687

    The aim of this study is to describe trends in the awareness, treatment, and control of hypertension; mean blood pressure; and the classification of blood pressure among US adults 2003 to 2012. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2003 to 2012, a total of 9255 adu...
  11. Predicted 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease at the state level in the U.S.

    American Journal of Preventive Medicine 48(1):58 (2015) PMID 25450016

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. State-specific predicted 10-year risk of developing CVD could provide useful information for state health planning and policy. To estimate state-specific 10-year risk of developing CVD. Using the updated non-laboratory-based ...
  12. Trends in mortality rates by subtypes of heart disease in the United States, 2000-2010.

    JAMA 312(19):2037 (2014) PMID 25399281

  13. Trends and clustering of cardiovascular health metrics among U.S. adolescents 1988-2010.

    Journal of Adolescent Health 55(4):513 (2014) PMID 24746492

    American Heart Association recently published a set of seven cardiovascular (CV) health metrics for adults and children, emphasizing importance of preventing CV risk factors. Although CV disease risk factors have generally improved in adults, there is concern that this has not been true among ad...
  14. Hypertension screening in children and adolescents--National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey, and Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, United States, 2007-2010.

    PMID 25208258

  15. Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol: distribution and prevalence of high serum levels in children and adolescents: United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2005-2010.

    The Journal of Pediatrics 164(2):247 (2014) PMID 24139441 PMCID PMC4476269

    To estimate age-related changes for serum concentration of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), describe non-HDL-C distribution, and examine the prevalence of high non-HDL-C levels in children and adolescents by demographic characteristics and weight status. Data from 7058 participa...
  16. Hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control and sodium intake in Shandong Province, China: baseline results from Shandong-Ministry of Health Action on Salt Reduction and Hypertension (SMASH), 2011.

    Preventing chronic disease 11:E88 (2014) PMID 24854239 PMCID PMC4032056

    In China, population-based blood pressure levels and prevalence of hypertension are increasing. Meanwhile, sodium intake, a major risk factor for hypertension, is high. In 2011, to develop intervention priorities for a salt reduction and hypertension control project in Shandong Province (populat...
  17. National trends in visits to physician offices and outpatient clinics for angina 1995 to 2010.

    Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 7(1):110 (2014) PMID 24425707 PMCID PMC4363730

    We asked whether visits to physician offices and hospital outpatient clinics for angina have changed over time and whether more frequent use of certain diagnostic techniques or referrals in this setting may account for such changes. We combined data from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Surv...
  18. Genetics and genomics for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease: update: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association.

    Circulation 128(25):2813 (2013) PMID 24297835

  19. Coronary heart disease and stroke deaths - United States, 2009.

    PMID 24264507

    Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death, respectively in the United States. In 2008, heart disease and stroke were responsible for nearly a third of all deaths in the United States (30.4%), killing more than three-quarters of a million people that year. Coronary...
  20. Life's Simple 7 and risk of incident stroke: the reasons for geographic and racial differences in stroke study.

    Stroke 44(7):1909 (2013) PMID 23743971 PMCID PMC3816734

    The American Heart Association developed Life's Simple 7 (LS7) as a metric defining cardiovascular health. We investigated the association between LS7 and incident stroke in black and white Americans. The Reasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) is a national population-...