Heartbeat Report: February is National Heart Month

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February marks National Heart Month. The Cardiovascular Institute of the South is working to raise awareness about heart disease, to help people better prevent it.

“As the population is aging, people are going to live longer and more people are going to have heart disease. I think it’s important to be aware and many of the symptoms, if we pay attention, can be detected early on,” Dr. Babu Jasti of the Cardiovascular Institute of the South said.

According to the American Heart Association, nearly half of all adults in the United States have some type of cardiovascular disease. It remains the number one killer of all Americans.

Heart disease includes the following conditions:

  • Coronary artery disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Heart infections
  • Congenital heart defects
  • Narrowed or blocked blood vessels
  • Heart attack / stroke

The American Heart Association is urging people to participate in National Wear Red Day Friday. The association is also hosting the 2019 Go Red for Women Luncheon Friday. It’s from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Raising Cane’s River Center.

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Cardiovascular Institute of the South was founded in 1983 by Dr. Craig Walker, who first established the company as a one-physician practice in Houma, Louisiana. Driven by a desire to serve and heal people in his community, Dr. Walker envisioned CIS as a leader in the development of new techniques and technologies in the treatment of both coronary and peripheral artery diseases.

Today, CIS continues to grow and expand to multiple locations striving to make the most advanced cardiovascular care accessible to a wide spectrum of communities across Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. We believe that our unwavering dedication to the CIS mission of providing the highest quality cardiovascular care has truly been the cornerstone of this successful growth.

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