Baton Rouge, LA (NBC 33/Fox 44)
Heart Disease is the number one killer of men and women in the U.S. Since February is American Heart Month, we’re learning more about the things you need to know when it comes to your heart health and Heart Disease itself.
First of all, the term Heart Disease is actually an umbrella term doctors use to describe a number of conditions. Those include:
*Coronary artery diseas-the most common
*Congenital heart defects
*Narrowed or blocked blood vessels
Experts say where these conditions begin and what form they take varies from person to person depending on several factors:
All month long we’ll be talking about the risk factors for Heart Disease, both the ones we can control and the ones we can’t. Plus, we’ll tell you what we can do to prevent heart disease as well as teach you some of the signs and symptoms. In the meantime, for more information, visit The Cardiovascular Institute of the South’s website.