February is American Heart Month, a month to raise awareness about heart disease and how to prevent it. Heart Disease continues to be a leading cause of death in the U.S., killing more than 370,000 Americans every year. In the last few years, that number has begun to decline. For those who suffer from heart disease, managing the disease with tools such as diet, exercise, and nutrition are key.
For patients who have suffered an acute event and have required cardiac surgery, recovery is a long process. Heart Disease requires sweeping lifestyle changes. The good news? These lifestyle changes can be accomplished and be used all year long.
“When you go through a cardiac event, there is so much emotion. Many times, these crises are life-altering. Everything has to change. Everyone has to support the patient in a healthy new lifestyle.”
– Sharagim Kemp, M.D.
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