February is American Heart Awareness Month. It’s dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? The good news is that heart disease can be prevented, and the first step is education.
What is heart disease?
Heart disease is a term for any type of disorder that affects the heart. It may also be referred to as cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease.
A disease in the heart can manifest in four major ways:
Causes of heart disease correspond to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and smoking. Continue Reading »