Heart Disease

heart disease and stroke

Each year, heart disease accounts for more than 15,000 deaths in Missouri making it the leading cause of death in the state. The term heart disease includes several more specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the U.S. is coronary heart which occurs when the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart, become hardened and narrowed due to buildup of plaque. Plaque may also rupture and cause blood clots that block arteries. Coronary heart disease can lead to a heart attack.

Life Savers - Programs For You!

Live Like Your Life Depends On It

Live Like Your Life Depends On It
Information and resources to help Missourians live longer and healthier lives.

Donate Life

Organ & Tissue Donation
Learn how to join the Missouri organ and tissue donor registry.

Show Me Healthy Women
Early detection saves lives. Get breast and cervical cancer screenings.

WISEWOMAN

WISEWOMAN
Get access to health screenings and lifestyle education that can reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Missouri Tobacco Quitline
Access to counseling, information and referrals for smokers who want to quit using tobacco.