Saint Joseph's is proud to be part of Million Hearts®, a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Across the country, communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners have joined together to fight heart disease and stroke.
Heart disease and stroke are the first and fifth leading causes of death in the United States. Every 43 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, many of them fatal. On average, one American dies from stroke every 4 minutes.
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. Risk Factors
Are you or a loved one at risk for heart disease or stroke? Click here to learn more.
Many major risk factors–including blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, and obesity–are controllable. Click here to learn more.