Nearly 2,600 Americans die every day of some type of cardiovascular disease, an average of one death every 34 seconds, and 7.1 million Americans have had a heart attack during their lifetimes. 

The good news is that these numbers can be greatly diminished as heart disease can be largely prevented through healthy lifestyle changes.

In fact, implementing lifestyle changes such as healthy eating habits, exercise, and stress management not only reduces further complications of heart disease, but can actually reverse them. See a dietitian for a heart healthy meal plan that is right for you.