The Crossroads Heart & Stroke Walk is open for registration

The Crossroads Heart and Stroke Walk will occur on February 1st and the organizers gave us some history about the event.

Brittany Sandbach the American Heart Walk Director said, “So this is actually our second year for the American Heart Association Crossroads Heart and Stroke Walk. We first brought it back to the community last year after about 10 years of not having one here”.

The American Heart Association in the Crossroads community is taking time to re-establish the event. This is important because heart disease is the leading cause of death in America. A DeTar Cardiologist gave us a few symptoms that would indicate someone is having symptoms of a heart attack.

Chest pain, shortness of breath, heartburn, indigestion feeling. Then we usually look at five factors. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, and family history. Family history is something you can not change,” said Harish Chandna, a DeTar Hospital Intervention Cardiologist.

Although having a family history of heart disease is something people can’t change doctors are recommending people to stop smoking and start working out for at least 3 days a week for 30 minutes. This will help improve heart circulation and prevent heart attacks

“It really affects everyone from babies to adults and we just really want to spread the awareness all of heart month. So whether that’s sending out different messaging to employees about how to be active, how to be healthy and how to look out for a heart attack,” said Sandbach

February is Heart Month and if you’re interested in participating in the Crossroads Heart and Stroke Walk click here to register.