More than 1 million people in the U.S. have heart attacks each year. Of the people who die from heart attacks, about half die within an hour of their first symptoms and before they reach the hospital. Know the warning symptoms!
The vast majority of sodium we consume is in processed and restaurant foods. Your body needs a small amount of sodium to work properly, but too much sodium is bad for your health. Excess sodium can increase your blood pressure and your risk for a heart disease and stroke. Together, heart disease and stroke kill more Americans each year than any other cause.