February is National Heart Health Month

February is National Heart Health Month. According to the Center for Disease Control, Americans suffer from 1.5 million strokes and heart attacks each year. Risk for heart attack or stroke can be decreased by following the ABC’s.

A–Take aspirin as directed by your doctor.

B–Control your blood pressure.

C–Manage your cholesterol.

S–Don’t smoke.

Following these steps can help lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke. Know your numbers and follow the advice of your physician.