American Heart Month in February is a time to take stock of our heart health and the factors that contribute to heart disease. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? One of every four deaths is attributed to heart disease, making it a significant health concern for Americans.
The good news is that heart disease can be prevented. With increased awareness about heart disease and the factors that affect heart health, decreasing the risk of heart disease is possible. We turned to Anabel Facemire, MD, a cardiologist with Dignity Health Medical Group — Sierra Nevada to better understand heart disease.