Heart Health Month

February 2, 2024 Birgitt Ratchford

February is the National American Heart Month 

About 695,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that's 1 in every 5 deaths. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common type of heart disease, killing approximately 375,476 people annually. Every year about 805,000 Americans have a heart attack.

What is heart disease, a heart attack, heart failure or cardiac arrest?

Get all the details on the CDC website.

Talk to your medical provider. Don’t wait when you have concerns. Watch for signs and act!

  • GET YOUR NUMBERS - Ask your doctor to check your blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • OWN YOUR LIFESTYLE - Stop smoking, lose weight, exercise, and eat healthy.
  • REALIZE YOUR RISK - We think it won’t happen to us, but heart disease kills 
  • EDUCATE YOUR FAMILY - Make healthy food choices for you & your family and stay active

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