Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in West Virginia.
Heart disease is a serious health problem for both men and women. Knowing or learning risk factors and prevention methods is critical. Extension programs and resources help prevent and manage heart disease.
The Love Your Heart Partnership connects individuals and organizations with heart health topics. Try Extension’s activities and resources to plan a program and raise awareness in your community.
Learn facts and statistics about heart health that are important to West Virginians.
February is Heart Health Month, a perfect time to learn more about heart health. Plan an activity, keep up to date on the latest facts and statistics, and watch videos that encourage heart healthy habits.
Hear women’s stories of heart attack survival. Learn personal risk factors, signs and symptoms of heart attacks, and practical ways to live a heart healthy lifestyle. This inspiring West Virginia video is 1-1/4 hours and can be used in sections.
Stay informed. View recent articles and keep up-to-date on the latest heart health information.
What are your chances of having a heart attack in the next 10 years? This on-line calculator helps identify your personal risks of heart disease. Take this assessment and share with your healthcare provider.
Read the articles on heart health, and stay up-to-date with the most current research and suggestions from researchers and other healthcare professionals.
Get the information and skills you need to share the Love Your Heart Partnership in your community. Access training materials for heart health programs such as Love Your Heart Faith-based Activities, Love Your Heart Fun Lunches, Love Your Heart Talks, and Wild Wonderful Walking Group.
Sponsored by a grant from the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health as part of a public-private partnership with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to promote The Heart Truth®, the NHLBI's national program for women about heart disease. Funding is provided by individuals and corporations including Home Shopping Network, Diet Coke, Belk Department Stores, and Swarovski.