Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, is the leading cause of death in Mississippi, accounting for over a third of all deaths in the state. Mississippi’s CVD mortality rate remains the highest in the nation.
While these statistics can be overwhelming, there are things you can do, today, to reduce your risk. First, you need to fully understand what your unique risk factors are for developing heart disease. Even if you’re relatively “healthy,” you can still be at significant risk.
Dr. Crowder, a cardiologist of Jackson Heart Clinic, stopped by Good Things and deconstructed heart disease and risk factors. Understanding how the heart works and how the vessels get damaged could potentially save your life or loved ones.