(KBTV) – The month of February is recognized as American Heart Month.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The CDC estimates that 659,000 people in the U.S. die of heart disease each year – approximately 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease affects both men and women, with no regard for race or ethnicity. Deaths related to heart disease are particularly high in Georgia and the Southeast.
On this week’s Wellness Wednesday, KBTV’s Dr. Karlisha Booze talked with Vascular Surgeon, Dr. John Mix from Atrium Health Navicent about the importance of a healthy heart and ways to reduce risk of heart disease. Click here to watch the full interview.