Heart Disease

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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.

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!

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