A Million Hearts to save lives

paprika-1133757__340Nurses at Ohio State University, Wittenberg University and head of the nursing programs, Elizabeth Sorensen, PhD. developed a program initiative to help save lives- one heart at a time. It’s called A Million Hearts.

“Every 43 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack and every four minutes one American dies from a stroke. A Million Hearts and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Service’s goal is to help prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes,” said Sorensen.

Ohio State University and Wittenberg nursing departments are leading the effort in Ohio to educate and screen individuals to reduce the risk of heart attack or stroke. They want to help and encourage everyone to get screened to encourage good heart healthy living.

“We want to help people become aware of the blood pressure numbers and heart risks. Like family, we care. The Million Hearts screening is a simple process that involves us taking blood pressure height, weight, and offering education and guidance on how to reduce the risks,” she said.

To find out your risks or to be screened, contact your family physician or visit the nurses at Wittenberg or Ohio State University. Take heart issues seriously to ensure a long and healthy life. heart-care-1040250__340

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