Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
The Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program works to prevent, detect, and monitor cardiovascular disease and stroke within Wyoming. The program provides cardiovascular health promotion and disease prevention programs to communities as well as healthcare providers. The program focuses on primary prevention where related risk factors are addressed including physical activity, nutrition, elevated blood pressure, and elevated blood cholesterol.
Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Wyoming Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease and stroke, is the number one cause of death in the state of Wyoming; accounting for almost 29.7% of all deaths in 2007. This is more than respiratory diseases, accidents, diabetes, influenza and pneumonia, Alzheimer’s disease, suicide, and chronic liver disease combined. Unsurprisingly, the burden of cardiovascular disease on the state of Wyoming in terms of morbidity, mortality, and economics is considerable. This report will examine the burden of cardiovascular disease on the state of Wyoming by utilizing data collected from a variety of sources including the 2009 United States Census, the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS), and discharge data from Wyoming hospitals.
To download the entire report please click on the following link: The Burden of Cardiovascular Disease in Wyoming