February 3, 2010

Straight to the Heart: American Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.  The most common type is coronary artery disease (CAD), which can lead to heart attack.  Other cardiovascular diseases include arrhythmia, heart failure, congenital heart disease and peripheral artery disease (PAD).  Since 1963, Congress has required thepresident to proclaim February “American Hearth Month” to help raise awareness and urge Americans to join the battle against cardiovascular diseases.  
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