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Library of Resources for Heart Disease

Effective Health Care Program

The AHRQ Library of Resources for Heart Disease offers important research updates and educational information to help with the management of diseases and conditions.

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women, with an estimated economic burden of $424 billion.1 Below are resources to help explore and compare a variety of heart disease treatment options.


Resources for Clinicians

Comparative Effectiveness Reviews:

Clinician Research Summaries:

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CME/CE Activities:

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Resources for Patients

Patient Treatment Summaries:

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AHRQ's Effective Health Care Program is a leading resource for evidence-based, comparative effectiveness research on heart disease. AHRQ is providing this library of resources for health professionals and patients to help them compare and discuss treatment options in order to make more informed decisions and improve the quality of their health care. These resources are the latest in a series of AHRQ's growing library of free English- and Spanish-language publications that review the scientific evidence on various health conditions so patients and clinicians can work together to learn more about the benefits and risks of different treatment options.

These free AHRQ resources can be downloaded from this site or ordered by contacting the AHRQ Publications Clearinghouse at or at 1-800-358-9295. When ordering, use the publication number and the code AHRQ C-01, which will expedite the ordering process.

1.NHLBI Fact Book 2011: Disease Statistics. February 2012. National Institutes of Health, Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD.

Internet Citation: Library of Resources for Heart Disease: Effective Health Care Program. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

Page last reviewed November 2013
Page originally created November 2013
Internet Citation: Library of Resources for Heart Disease. Content last reviewed November 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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