George A Mensah

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc When chronic conditions become acute: prevention and control of chronic diseases and adverse health outcomes during natural disasters
    Ali H Mokdad
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A04. 2005
  2. pmc Law as a tool for preventing chronic diseases: expanding the range of effective public health strategies
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A13. 2004
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of coronary heart disease and stroke--nomenclature for prevention approaches in public health: a statement for public health practice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:152-7. 2005
  4. pmc Law as a tool for preventing chronic diseases: expanding the spectrum of effective public health strategies
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A11. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Major coronary risk factors and death from coronary heart disease: baseline and follow-up mortality data from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II)
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:68-74. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint State of disparities in cardiovascular health in the United States
    George A Mensah
    Office of the Director, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Mail Stop K 40, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 111:1233-41. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Eliminating disparities in cardiovascular health: six strategic imperatives and a framework for action
    George A Mensah
    Office of the Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop K 40, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 111:1332-6. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Public recognition of major signs and symptoms of heart attack: seventeen states and the US Virgin Islands, 2001
    Kurt J Greenlund
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am Heart J 147:1010-6. 2004
  9. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelium summary statement II: Cardiovascular disease prevention and control
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Mailstop K 40, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:318-20. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Healthy endothelium: the scientific basis for cardiovascular health promotion and chronic disease prevention
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Mailstop K 40, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:310-4. 2007

Detail Information

Publications69

  1. pmc When chronic conditions become acute: prevention and control of chronic diseases and adverse health outcomes during natural disasters
    Ali H Mokdad
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A04. 2005
  2. pmc Law as a tool for preventing chronic diseases: expanding the range of effective public health strategies
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A13. 2004
    ....
  3. ncbi request reprint Prevention and control of coronary heart disease and stroke--nomenclature for prevention approaches in public health: a statement for public health practice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:152-7. 2005
    ....
  4. pmc Law as a tool for preventing chronic diseases: expanding the spectrum of effective public health strategies
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A11. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Major coronary risk factors and death from coronary heart disease: baseline and follow-up mortality data from the Second National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES II)
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:68-74. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint State of disparities in cardiovascular health in the United States
    George A Mensah
    Office of the Director, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control, Mail Stop K 40, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 111:1233-41. 2005
    ..Having timely access to current data on disparities is important for policy and program development. Accordingly, we assessed the current magnitude of disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and its risk factors in the United States...
  7. ncbi request reprint Eliminating disparities in cardiovascular health: six strategic imperatives and a framework for action
    George A Mensah
    Office of the Director, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mail Stop K 40, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 111:1332-6. 2005
    ..Additionally, investment in local-level disparities surveillance, community-based participatory research, and development of a diverse clinical and public health workforce will be invaluable...
  8. ncbi request reprint Public recognition of major signs and symptoms of heart attack: seventeen states and the US Virgin Islands, 2001
    Kurt J Greenlund
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am Heart J 147:1010-6. 2004
    ..We assessed public recognition of major heart attack symptoms and knowledge to call 9-1-1 for an acute event...
  9. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelium summary statement II: Cardiovascular disease prevention and control
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Mailstop K 40, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:318-20. 2007
    ..This summary statement addresses the current state of the science with respect to endothelial dysfunction and CVD pathogenesis, diagnostic evaluation, and suggested strategies for public health practice and research...
  10. ncbi request reprint Healthy endothelium: the scientific basis for cardiovascular health promotion and chronic disease prevention
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Mailstop K 40, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:310-4. 2007
    ..Increased collaboration among basic scientists, clinician-investigators, prevention research centers, and all public health practitioners is needed to facilitate the translation of the endothelial science into practice...
  11. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelium summary statement VI: Research directions for the 21st century
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, Mailstop K 40, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:330-2. 2007
    ..Three of these approaches-vaccine development, genomics and proteomics, and tissue engineering-are highlighted in this position statement and strategies for public health practice and research are suggested...
  12. ncbi request reprint Trends in self-reported multiple cardiovascular disease risk factors among adults in the United States, 1991-1999
    Kurt J Greenlund
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:181-8. 2004
    ..There are few national- and state-level data on multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor status and trends over time. We examined the prevalence of self-reported multiple CVD risk factors from 1991 through 1999...
  13. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of self-reported high blood pressure awareness, advice received from health professionals, and actions taken to reduce high blood pressure among US adults--Healthstyles 2002
    Carma Ayala
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 7:513-9. 2005
    ..05). Future initiatives are needed to improve the proportion of Hispanics and blacks taking prescribed medications to improve high blood pressure control and reduce risk for serious sequelae such as heart disease and stroke...
  14. ncbi request reprint Low public recognition of major stroke symptoms
    Kurt J Greenlund
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Div of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 47, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:315-9. 2003
    ..Recognition of stroke symptoms and awareness of the need to call 911 for acute stroke events were examined among the general population...
  15. ncbi request reprint Summary statement IV: Obesity and diabetes: opportunities for translation of basic research
    Michael M Engelgau
    Division of Diabetes Translation, NCCD PHP, CoCHP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:324-6. 2007
    ..Identification of new biological markers and better measures of current biological marker will both be critical in understanding and addressing the ongoing epidemic of chronic diseases...
  16. ncbi request reprint Electrocardiographic recording and timeliness of clinician evaluation in the emergency department in patients presenting with chest pain
    David W Brown
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:1115-8. 2007
    ..7 per 1,000; 1.5 million vs 2004: 7.3 per 1,000; 1.3 million). In conclusion, most ED patient visits for undifferentiated and cardiac CP included an electrocardiogram and timely clinician evaluation...
  17. ncbi request reprint Racial or ethnic differences in hospitalization for heart failure among elderly adults: Medicare, 1990 to 2000
    David W Brown
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am Heart J 150:448-54. 2005
    ..Little is known about racial or ethnic differences in hospitalizations for heart failure (HF), the most common hospital diagnosis for Medicare enrollees...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of stroke on health-related quality of life in the noninstitutionalized population in the United States
    Jipan Xie
    Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 47, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Stroke 37:2567-72. 2006
    ..Stroke is a major cause of long-term disability in the United States. This study examined the national impact of stroke on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and disparities in HRQoL across different demographic groups...
  19. ncbi request reprint Sex differences in US mortality rates for stroke and stroke subtypes by race/ethnicity and age, 1995-1998
    Carma Ayala
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Stroke 33:1197-201. 2002
    ..Age-standardized death rates from overall stroke are higher among men than women, but little is known about sex differences in stroke subtype mortality by race/ethnicity...
  20. ncbi request reprint Trends in hypertension-related death in the United States: 1980-1998
    Carma Ayala
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 6:675-81. 2004
    ..Prevention and control of hypertension must continue to be pursued as a strategy to reduce cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality...
  21. pmc Changes in health behaviors among older Americans, 1990 to 2000
    Ali H Mokdad
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:356-61. 2004
    ....
  22. ncbi request reprint Evidence-based approach for disaster preparedness authorities to inform the contents of repositories for prescription medications for chronic disease management and control
    David W Brown
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 23:447-57. 2008
    ..Public health emergencies (e.g., disasters due to natural hazards) that disrupt the availability or supply of these medications may exacerbate chronic disease or even cause death...
  23. ncbi request reprint Increasing trends in hospitalization for atrial fibrillation in the United States, 1985 through 1999: implications for primary prevention
    Wendy A Wattigney
    Division of Health Studies, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Mailstop E 31, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Circulation 108:711-6. 2003
    ..Atrial fibrillation, the most common sustained disturbance of heart rhythm, is associated with a 5-fold increase in the incidence of ischemic stroke...
  24. ncbi request reprint Using behavioral risk factor surveillance data for heart disease and stroke prevention programs
    Kurt J Greenlund
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:81-7. 2005
    ..s...
  25. ncbi request reprint Public health addresses racial and ethnic disparities in coronary heart disease in women: perspectives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Womens Health Issues 12:272-83. 2002
  26. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelium summary statement V: Pulmonary hypertension and acute lung injury: public health implications
    W Craig Hooper
    National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mailstop DO 2, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:327-9. 2007
    ..This summary statement briefly summarizes the state of the science and suggests future avenues of public health research...
  27. ncbi request reprint A framework for addressing disparities in cardiovascular health
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Cardiovasc Nurs 21:451-6. 2006
    ..We present a strategic framework for eliminating health disparities that takes these determinants into account and provides an opportunity for cardiovascular nurses to make an impact on this important issue...
  28. ncbi request reprint Pulmonary hypertension surveillance--United States, 1980-2002
    Alexandra Hyduk
    Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    MMWR Surveill Summ 54:1-28. 2005
    ..S. population. Limited reports have been published regarding surveillance data for this debilitating and often fatal condition...
  29. ncbi request reprint Increasing trends in pre-transport stroke deaths--United States, 1990-1998
    Carma Ayala
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S131-7. 2003
    ..We examined national trends in places where stroke deaths occurred...
  30. ncbi request reprint Public health surveillance for disease prevention: lessons from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Ali H Mokdad
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S19-23. 2003
    ..This strategy will provide the basis for developing intervention programs designed to reduce, or prevent a further increase in, the burden of chronic diseases...
  31. ncbi request reprint Are health disparities on the public health agenda? Where?
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S3-6-8. 2003
  32. ncbi request reprint Obesity, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes: emerging epidemics and their cardiovascular implications
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 47, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cardiol Clin 22:485-504. 2004
    ..The prevention and control of overweight, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes pose special challenges for clinical and public heath practice as well as for basic, clinical, and population science research...
  33. doi request reprint Geographic variations in heart failure hospitalizations among medicare beneficiaries in the Tennessee catchment area
    Modele O Ogunniyi
    Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med Sci 343:71-7. 2012
    ..Although differences in heart failure (HF) hospitalization rates by race and sex are well documented, little is known about geographic variations in hospitalizations for HF, the most common discharge diagnosis for Medicare beneficiaries...
  34. ncbi request reprint Tobacco use and the cardiovascular disease epidemic in developing countries: global crises and opportunity in the making
    Samira Asma
    Office on Smoking and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S81-7. 2003
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in microalbuminuria among adults with prehypertension and hypertension: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 1999-2006
    Modele O Ogunniyi
    Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:859-64. 2010
    ..Microalbuminuria, a biomarker of endothelial dysfunction, is associated with increased cardiovascular, renal, and cerebrovascular morbidity and mortality, especially among ethnic minorities...
  36. ncbi request reprint Vascular endothelium summary statement I: Health promotion and chronic disease prevention
    W Craig Hooper
    National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Mailstop DO 2, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Vascul Pharmacol 46:315-7. 2007
    ..This summary statement suggests some possible avenues for clinical and public health research...
  37. ncbi request reprint Trends in acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock, 1979-2003, United States
    Jing Fang
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am Heart J 152:1035-41. 2006
    ..Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) complicated by cardiogenic shock is associated with high morbidity and mortality...
  38. ncbi request reprint Serum total cholesterol concentrations and awareness, treatment, and control of hypercholesterolemia among US adults: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999 to 2000
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Circulation 107:2185-9. 2003
    ..Serum cholesterol concentrations have decreased in the US population. Whether the decline continued during the 1990s is unknown...
  39. ncbi request reprint Using outcome measures to monitor the performance of the National Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program: current capabilities and future challenges
    Janet B Croft
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:88-94. 2005
    ..These would include a national surveillance system of state registries of acute cardiac arrest care, as well as state health examination surveys...
  40. ncbi request reprint An overview of cardiovascular disease burden in the United States
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Health Aff (Millwood) 26:38-48. 2007
    ..Increased adherence to clinical and community-level guidelines and renewed emphasis on policy, environmental, and lifestyle changes will be crucial for its effective prevention and control...
  41. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of heart disease and stroke risk factors in persons with prehypertension in the United States, 1999-2000
    Kurt J Greenlund
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2113-8. 2004
    ..Recent guidelines classify persons with above-optimal blood pressure (BP) but not clinical hypertension as having prehypertension...
  42. ncbi request reprint Sodium intake among people with normal and high blood pressure
    Umed A Ajani
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:63-7. 2005
    ..Healthy People 2010 goals are to increase the proportion of persons who consume 2400 mg or less of sodium daily. We examined daily sodium intake among people with and without high blood pressure...
  43. ncbi request reprint Atrial fibrillation: public health implications
    Amy L Valderrama
    Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:75-80. 2005
    ..3 million Americans. AF is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and poor quality of life. AF and its treatments result in high healthcare resource use and costs...
  44. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology of pacemaker procedures among Medicare enrollees in 1990, 1995, and 2000
    David W Brown
    Emerging Investigations and Analytic Methods Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:409-11. 2005
    ..4 to 504.4 in all Medicare beneficiaries. The prevalence increased significantly with age; was less for women than for men; and was less for blacks, Hispanics, and Asians than for whites...
  45. ncbi request reprint Building bridges: a partnership between professional nursing and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce the burden of heart disease and stroke
    Sandra B Dunbar
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:122-7. 2005
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint A heart-healthy and "stroke-free" world through policy development, systems change, and environmental supports: a 2020 vision for sub-Saharan Africa
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S4-12. 2003
    ..The policy and environmental change strategies discussed provide a road map to a heart-healthy and "stroke-free" future...
  47. ncbi request reprint Physician advice, patient actions, and health-related quality of life in secondary prevention of stroke through diet and exercise
    Kurt J Greenlund
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Stroke 33:565-70. 2002
    ....
  48. doi request reprint Trends in hospitalization for the implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators in the United States, 1990-2005
    David W Brown
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Cardiol 101:1753-5. 2008
    ..In conclusion, as the list of clinical indications and insurance coverage for ICD use expand, continued surveillance to monitor trends in the use of ICDs is warranted...
  49. ncbi request reprint ACCF/AHA/CDC conference report on emerging infectious diseases and biological terrorism threats: the clinical and public health implications for the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases
    George A Mensah
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Circulation 115:1656-95. 2007
  50. ncbi request reprint Out-of-hospital cardiac deaths in adolescents and young adults in the United States, 1989 to 1998
    Zhi Jie Zheng
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:36-41. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to assess the epidemiologic pattern and secular trend of OHCD in adolescents and young adults aged 15-34 years in the United States...
  51. pmc Use of BRFSS data and GIS technology for rapid public health response during natural disasters
    James B Holt
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K 67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A97. 2008
    ..To illustrate the flexible nature of planning made possible through the interactive use of a GIS, we use a hypothetical scenario of a hurricane making landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
  52. ncbi request reprint Combination pharmacotherapy for cardiovascular disease prevention: threat or opportunity for public health?
    K M Venkat Narayan
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:134-8. 2005
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Population aging and implications for epidemic cardiovascular disease in Sub-Saharan Africa
    Suzanne M Smith
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S77-80. 2003
    ..Aggressive efforts in promoting healthy aging and the prevention of cardiovascular risk factors will be crucial in preventing an impending cardiovascular epidemic in these countries...
  54. doi request reprint Heart failure-related hospitalization in the U.S., 1979 to 2004
    Jing Fang
    Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3714, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:428-34. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine hospitalizations for heart failure in the U.S. during the past 26 years...
  55. ncbi request reprint Increased atrial fibrillation mortality: United States, 1980-1998
    Wendy A Wattigney
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:819-26. 2002
    ..8%). These findings emphasize the need for increased application of proven prevention and control measures to decrease associated cardiovascular morbidity and mortality...
  56. ncbi request reprint The heart, kidney, and brain as target organs in hypertension
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 47, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Cardiol Clin 20:225-47. 2002
    ..Continued emphasis on the adoption of lifestyle changes for prevention of hypertension in the first place or as adjunctive therapy in hypertensive patients is essential...
  57. ncbi request reprint Establishing data elements for the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry: Part 1: proceedings of an expert panel
    Wendy A Wattigney
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Stroke 34:151-6. 2003
    ..An expert panel was convened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to recommend a standard list of data elements to be considered during development of prototypes of the Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Registry...
  58. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss and heart disease: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 29:50-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between tooth loss and heart disease...
  59. ncbi request reprint The global burden of hypertension: good news and bad news
    George A Mensah
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 47, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Cardiol Clin 20:181-5, v. 2002
    ..To effectively address this situation, a renewed commitment to refine strategies for controlling blood pressure is necessary. Additional emphasis is also warranted for the prevention of hypertension in the first place...
  60. ncbi request reprint CDC/AHA Workshop on Markers of Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease: Application to Clinical and Public Health Practice: report from the clinical practice discussion group
    Sidney C Smith
    Circulation 110:e550-3. 2004
  61. pmc Genomics and the prevention and control of common chronic diseases: emerging priorities for public health action
    Muin J Khoury
    Prev Chronic Dis 2:A05. 2005
  62. ncbi request reprint Reducing delay in seeking treatment by patients with acute coronary syndrome and stroke: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on cardiovascular nursing and stroke council
    Debra K Moser
    Circulation 114:168-82. 2006
    ..Finally, we offer suggestions for clinical practice and future research...
  63. ncbi request reprint Smoking among adults with coronary heart disease
    David W Brown
    Prev Med 44:85-6. 2007
  64. ncbi request reprint Public health and the control of high blood pressure at the state level: asleep at the switch or running low on fuel?
    George A Mensah
    Circulation 117:860-2. 2008
  65. ncbi request reprint Controlling high blood pressure: the art of the soluble and the hope of progress
    George A Mensah
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 9:827-30. 2007
  66. ncbi request reprint High blood pressure: the foundation for epidemic cardiovascular disease in African populations
    Richard S Cooper
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:S48-52. 2003
    ..It will be critical to obtain investments in improved surveillance and program-relevant research to provide the evidence base for policy development and effective hypertension prevention and control...
  67. ncbi request reprint World Heart Day 2002: the international burden of cardiovascular disease: responding to the emerging global epidemic
    Robert O Bonow
    American Heart Association, Dallas, TX 75231, USA
    Circulation 106:1602-5. 2002
  68. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular epidemiology and the role of prevention: what do we know and what must we do?
    George A Mensah
    Ethn Dis 12:S2-38-41. 2002
  69. ncbi request reprint Eliminating health disparities: the time for action is now
    George A Mensah
    Ethn Dis 12:3-7. 2002