New Chair's Corner podcast highlights the work of "Heart Health Now"

Sam Cykert, MD, leads UNC's efforts for "Heart Health NOW! Advancing Heart Health in NC Primary Care," an initiative of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality in partnership with Community Care of North Carolina. Researchers use the electronic health record to calculate risk factors and engage with primary care providers to improve the heart health of their patients.

New Chair's Corner podcast highlights the work of "Heart Health Now" click to enlarge Sam Cykert, MD
"If a patient stops smoking, their 10-year risk goes down 80 percent very quickly. 
If a patient whose blood pressure isn’t under control, or who’s not on a statin cholesterol medicine...by starting that medicine you can reduce the event rate by as much as 25 percent in a year or two for these high risk patients."
- Dr. Sam Cykert
Topics include:
  • What is "Heart Health Now?"
  • How do you calculate risks for heart health?
  • How does this tool help reduce risk?