February is American Heart Health Month
Important Statistics about Heart Health
About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.
Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both men and women in the United States.
Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
Every year about 935,000 Americans have a heart attack.
Heart attacks have several major warning signs and symptoms
- Chest pain or discomfort.
- Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach.
- Shortness of breath.
- Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.
High blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking are key heart disease risk factors for heart disease. 49% of Americans have at least one of these three risk factors.
Throughout the month of February, High Point Regional Health is sponsoring "Heart Health 101" seminars throughout our community. Be sure to invite your family and friends to one of these special events.
Wednesday, February 13th at 11:30 a.m.
150 West Hartley Drive, High Point
Kurt Daniel, DO
Tuesday, February 19th at 11:30 a.m.
900 Bonner Drive, Jamestown
Barry Cheek, MD
Tuesday, February 19th at 6:30 p.m.
600 North Elm Street, High Point
Steven Rohrbeck, MD
Thursday, February 21st at 11:45 a.m.
YWCA of High Point
112 Gatewood Avenue, High Point
Zan Tyson, MD
All of these events are free but you must register in advance by calling the Contact Center at (336) 878-6888.
Queen of Hearts Luncheon
Thursday, February 28th • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
High Point Country Club • Cost $20