In the 53 years that American Heart Month has been observed, great strides have been made in the detection, treatment and prevention of Heart Disease, which is the leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for 25% of all mortality.
Every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke. Strokes are TREATABLE, but every second counts.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, cardiovascular disease (CVD)—including heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure—is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. However, many CVD deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits and managing risk factors.