Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  According to the Colorado Health Information Dataset, cardiovascular disease (which includes stroke) is the second-highest cause of death in Colorado statewide, trailing just behind cancer, and accounting for more than twenty percent of Colorado deaths each year.  In addition to the Dataset, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) offers a great deal of information about stroke and heart disease on their website.  Our library collection also includes numerous reports from the CDPHE regarding heart disease and stroke’s impact on Colorado, and the state’s plans to address the condition.  Search our web catalog for resources.