Women's Heart Health

February is National Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The American Heart Association shared that in any given year, over 800,000 people in the United States have a heart attack – over 600,000 experience their first heart attack and the other 200,000 are those who have already had a heart attack. About 1 in every 5 heart attacks is silent. The damage has already occurred, but the person is not aware of it. 

That’s why we take time every February to shine a light on heart health and what we can do to be heart healthy and aware. It is an opportunity for people of all ages to evaluate their cardiovascular health and learn how to take care of their hearts year-round. Learn more about Bronson’s heart and vascular program by visiting bronsonhealth.com/heart. If you or someone you know has risk factors for heart disease and would like to schedule a heart scan, please call (269) 341-8700 or visit bronsonhealth.com/heartscan.