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Heart transplant patient Michael McFadden.
American Heart Month is celebrated every February to encourage men and women to raise awareness about cardiovascular diseases such as heart disease, stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart attack and more.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. Learn what you can do to stay healthy and avoid heart disease and discover the symptoms and how to spot them.
Are You at Risk?
Consult with your primary care physician if you think you might be at risk. Some common risk factors:
Spot the Symptoms
Some common symptoms of heart disease are:
You can easily change your lifestyle to help prevent heart disease by following these three tips:
Meet some of our heart and vascular patients, and read about their life-changing experiences.
|Debbie's Heart Transplant Story
Follow Debbie's amazing story as she chronicles her experiences waiting for a heart, receiving a transplant and living her new life.
|John's Heart Pump Implantation Story
The Sharp Memorial Hospital cardiac team gave John and his weakened heart a new start with a heart pump that has given him new opportunities in life.
|Mark's Cardiac Explant Story
Read the amazing story behind one of the only cardiac explants in Southern California — the story of 41-year-old Mark Griffin.
|Richard and Norma's Cardiac Rehabilitation Story
Richard and Norma were both having health problems and turned to Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center's Cardiac Rehabilitation Program to improve their heart health and their lives.
Stay on top of your health and help your loved ones to do the same with these interactive tools and helpful information.
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Upcoming Classes and Events
Attend one of Sharp's classes, seminars, screenings or events — several of which are free — to increase your awareness and gain valuable information.
Find a San Diego Cardiologist
To find a Sharp-affiliated doctor, search for a San Diego cardiologist or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 6 pm.