2014 Million Hearts Hypertension Control Champions
The Pulse of ACC | In February, the U.S. Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts Initiative recognized Arsalan Tariq Shirwany, MBBS, FACC; Daniel E. Otten, MD, FACC; Holger P. Salazar, MD, FACC; and Jennifer S. Morrow, MD, FACC – all from the Stern Cardiovascular Foundation in Germantown, TN – as Hypertension Control Champions for their success in helping patients control high blood pressure. According to Million Hearts, the 30 Hypertension Control Champions for 2014 include private and tribal clinical practices and health services, ranging from solo practitioners to large systems and representing both urban and rural areas. Each Champion was able to achieve hypertension control rates of 70 percent or more.
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