Each year, heart disease accounts for more than 15,000 deaths in Missouri making it the leading cause of death in the state. The term heart disease includes several more specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the U.S. is coronary heart which occurs when the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart, become hardened and narrowed due to buildup of plaque. Plaque may also rupture and cause blood clots that block arteries. Coronary heart disease can lead to a heart attack.
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- Know the Warning Signs of Heart Attack (men) PSA (Radio) (.mp3)
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2016 Missouri Million Hearts Conference is being hosted by Mercy Hospital, Springfield, MO on October 12th.
Million Hearts is a national initiative to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes by 2017. The objective in Missouri is to prevent 20,000 heart attacks and strokes by 2017. If your county is like many other counties in Missouri, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death. At the state level, heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death. Would you like to find out more regarding the national and state efforts to address this critical issue? The Missouri Million Hearts partnership has invited the Executive Director of Million Hearts, the President-Elect of the American Medical Association and other speakers to inform participants of effective interventions for enhancing cardiovascular health in your community. You will also learn about the goals, achievements and future plans of the Missouri Million Hearts Partnership.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. The admission is free and a catered lunch will be available for $12.00.
Register by September 30th, 2016 for this exciting event!
Life Savers - Programs For You!
Live Like Your Life Depends On It
Information and resources to help Missourians live longer and healthier lives.
Organ & Tissue Donation
Learn how to join the Missouri organ and tissue donor registry.
Show Me Healthy Women
Early detection saves lives. Get breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Get access to health screenings and lifestyle education that can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Missouri Tobacco Quitline
Access to counseling, information and referrals for smokers who want to quit using tobacco.