Dr. BCW, Dr. Curry-Winchell, discusses heart health in her most recent article for The Nevada Independent. In her Matters of the Heart article she reviews risk factors, mitigation steps and health practices to help keep your heart as healthy as possible. Dont miss this insightful article Matters of the Heart.
With American Heart Month coming up soon, it’s important to shine a light on cardiovascular health and heart disease, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is the leading cause of death for men, women and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.
One person dies every 34 seconds in the U.S. from cardiovascular disease. Additionally, heart disease can affect anyone at any age and can lead to a heart attack or stroke. But what are some of the causes and symptoms of heart disease?
Causes, risk factors
The heart is a powerful, complex organ. There are several factors that enable it to beat and function every day. When heart disease develops, there is something hindering the proper flow of blood to the heart thus preventing the heart from pumping normally.
Continued @ Nevada Independent.