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    Austin , TX 78714-9347

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DSHS Texas Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke Council Counseling and Screening Resources



"'Clinical Practice Guidelines

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure, and Stroke from the TMF Health Quality Institute

"'Education Materials

These materials were developed at the Texas Department of State Health Services to inform the public about preventing chronic disease, especially heart attack and stroke.

""Behavioral Counseling Recommendations

This Web page lists the current counseling recommendations for physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco. The links are to the Web site of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, an independent panel of experts in primary care and prevention that systematically reviews the evidence of effectiveness and develops recommendations for clinical preventive services.

""Clinical Screening Recommendations

This Web page list the current screening recommendations for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, aspirin, coronary heart disease, and aortic abdominal aneurysm. Following these recommendations may help decrease or reverse risk for heart attack or stroke. These links are to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Web site.

""Recognition Programs and Recognized Physicians and Health Care Facilities

The recognition programs on the linked Web page provide lists of physicians and health care facilities that have met certain clinical requirements. The physician tool kit and prescription pad on the linked page may serve to orient the patient toward standards of care.

""Resources for People with Medicare

The links on this Web page are to the Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare. They may serve as a resource for primary and secondary prevention of chronic disease for people with Medicare.

External links to other sites are intended to be informational and do not have the endorsement of the Texas Department of State Health Services. These sites may also not be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Last Updated September 3, 2009

Last updated November 14, 2011