is a national initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. Million Hearts® brings together communities, health systems, nonprofit organizations, federal agencies, and private-sector partners from across the country to fight heart disease and stroke.
About Heart Disease and Stroke
Heart disease and stroke are two of the leading causes of death in the United States. Americans suffer 1.5 million heart attacks and strokes each year. The good news is that many of the major risk factors for these conditions can be prevented and controlled.
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Understand the differences between heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular disease.
Risk Factors | Learn More
We're all at risk for heart disease and stroke. Do the right thing for your heart and your family by understanding the risks.
Prevention | Learn More
Many major risk factors–including blood pressure, cholesterol, smoking, and obesity–are controllable.
Consequences & Cost | Learn More
Heart disease and stroke can be fatal, but they can also result in serious illness, disability, and decreased quality of life. As a nation, one in every six health care dollars is spent treating these and other cardiovascular diseases.