Valentine’s Day is not the only reason to think hearts this month. February is also Heart Disease Awareness Month and the CDC has provided a helpful guide for understanding and identifying the types of heart conditions that are commonly referred to as “heart disease”.
What is Heart Disease?
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. More than 600,000 Americans die of heart disease each year. That’s one in every four deaths in this country.
The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which can cause heart attack. Other kinds of heart disease may involve the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.
Learn more by downloading the guide…