February is Heart Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is both controllable and preventable.

Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. This American Heart Month, Dr. Peterson is tells how to get heart healthy on Vidant’s Heart Truth Speaking Tour and giving tips for better heart health. Take your first step on the road to a healthy heart with Eastern Cardiology.

Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year—that’s 1 out of every 4 deaths. Heart disease has proven to be the leading cause of death for both men and women.

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