Although it’s almost over, February is American Hearts Month!
At Prenovate we are committed to using technology to change diets and solve the major problem of cardiovascular disease in America. This month serves as a great time to promote heart health awareness and education.
According to Whitehouse.gov, “cardiovascular disease — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is responsible for one out of every three deaths. It is the No. 1 killer of American women and men, and it is a leading cause of serious illness and disability.”
This last week in February is heart failure week. Heart failure (HF) is an incapacitating and potentially life-threatening disorder in which the heart can’t pump enough blood around the body. HF is a major public health problem, affecting 5.1 million Americans. It's Prenovate's radar because many doctors recommend that patients with HF make dietary changes (like limiting sodium and fluid intake) to live better and longer.
Check out this infographic from Novartis to learn more about how detrimental heart failure can be to our friends, family and our healthcare system.
For more info on cardiovascular and heart health, be sure to visit http://blog.heart.org/ .