February is American Heart Month, a federally designated event first proclaimed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in February 1964 to encourage Americans to focus on their heart health and get their families, friends, and communities involved.
Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading cause of death globally, taking more than 17.9 million lives annually.
Know Heart Attack Symptoms: Chest Discomfort, Discomfort in other areas of the Upper Body (both arms, the back, jaw, or stomach), Shortness of Breath, and Other Signs (cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness).
Know Stroke Symptoms: Face Drooping, Arm Weakness, and Speech Difficult.
How to Improve Heart Health: Eat Healthy, Get Active, Watch Your Weight, Manage Stress, Avoid Tobacco, Limit Your Alcohol Intake, and Eat Less Sodium.
Visit heart.org to learn more about how to be heart healthy.
Take Charge. Live Well!