Stroke is the No. 5 leading cause of death and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the U.S., despite stroke being largely preventable, treatable and beatable. This is the increasing collaboration between cardiology and neurology through identifying and disseminating quality improvement best practices; educating health care professionals about the latest clinical guidelines and science; empowering consumers to know and better manage their risk factors; and improving community awareness that stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable.
Heart Health : The heart beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body. This steady flow carries with it oxygen, fuel, hormones, other compounds, and a host of essential cells. It also whisks away the waste products of metabolism. When the heart stops, essential functions fail, some almost instantly.