February is American Heart Month! Every year American Heart Month is observed for the the month of February to raise awareness of the the importance of heart health. Every year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. Take this month to learn CPR, learn new heart healthy habits, and download the Pulsepoint app to help provide life saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing fight against cardiovascular disease, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an annual proclamation designating February as “American Heart Month. President Lyndon B. Johnson, among the millions of people in the country who’d had heart attacks, issued the first proclamation for American Heart Month in 1964 to spotlight heart disease. Since then, U.S. presidents have annually declared the federally designated event for February.