February is American Heart Month

Allsup applauds National Stroke Association's work to raise awareness, reduce stroke risk

February is American Heart Month, and National Stroke Association has tools and information that can help you take care of your heart and reduce your risk of stroke. Allsup, a nationwide Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) representation company, works with thousands of heart attack and stroke survivors each year, and recognizes the importance of raising heart health awareness.

Allsup has pledged to be one in a million hearts in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Million Hearts Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years.

A stroke, sometimes referred to as a “brain attack,” occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. These clots can be caused by problems with your heart, arteries and veins, or the blood, which flows through them. Fatty deposits caused by a hardening or buildup of cholesterol plaque can block the arteries that carry blood from your heart to your brain. This kind of blockage, if left untreated, can cause stroke.



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National Stroke Association’s mission is to reduce the incidence and impact of stroke by developing compelling education and programs focused on prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and support for all impacted by stroke.