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February is Heart Health Month

One in four deaths in the United States is a caused by heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the country. 

February is Heart Health Month, and you can make a difference in your community by spreading the word about strategies for preventing heart disease.

These strategies include:

  • Making heart-healthy choices
  • Knowing your family health history and the risk factors for heart disease
  • Having regular check-ups and working with your physician to manage your health.

Learn more about heart disease and the ways you can get involved in this campaign at

Also, be sure to participate in February’s global social-media conversation using the hashtags #theheartfoundation and #HHM. And be sure to wear red on February 2nd, as part of the national effort to raise awareness of heart disease #WearRed.

OPENPediatrics is pleased to feature our video, Clinical Presentation of Congenital Heart Disease in the First Week of Life: Arrhythmias by Dr. Mike Freed.


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