Saving lives through prevention

Naturally, you'd rather avoid a serious heart problem than be treated for one. We couldn’t agree more. That’s why we’re so focused on prevention. Our coordinated care approach can lead to quicker, better diagnoses. Our research helps us develop new preventive cardiac treatments. And our programs and classes help members make positive lifestyle changes.

Dr. Emil Thattassery describes an aortic valve procedure that reduces risk and recovery times

Leading the nation in controlling high blood pressure

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer because so many people don't know they have it. If left untreated, it can damage blood vessels and lead to stroke and heart attack.

To reduce this danger, Kaiser Permanente is actively lowering risks among people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. In fact, we’re helping more of our members keep their high blood pressure under control than the national average.1

National average blood pressure control by Kaiser Permanente at 88% and by U.S 56%.

Proactive, personalized care

Your primary care doctor, cardiologist, nurses, and pharmacists are all connected to your electronic health record, so they're informed and ready to give you the care you need.2

Early assessment

From the start, we assess your risk for heart disease. Members with early risk factors are identified for closer monitoring and treatment.

Automatic reminders

Your electronic health record lets us schedule the recommended preventive screenings and remind you when it's time to come in.

Access to specialists

Your doctor can arrange referrals and order tests so your specialist has the results before your next appointment. And you can email your doctor’s office anytime.

Stay informed

For more information about cardiac care, visit kp.org/heart . . external page

References

  • Kaiser Permanente program average is the weighted average of each regional health plan's rate and its eligible Commercial plan and Medicare plan population. National average is based on Controlling High Blood Pressure 2016 ratings from the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) for commercial and Medicare plans published by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. Kaiser Permanente 2016 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2016 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2016 includes certain CAHPS® data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For more information, visit ncqa.org.
  • Some features discussed on this website are available only to members receiving care at Kaiser Permanente medical facilities and may vary by region.