By 2030, nearly 23.6 million people will die from heart disease, and in the next three minutes, three people in the United States will have a heart attack.

Dr. William Cooper, a cardiothoracic surgeon, professor and author, joined Studio 512 Host Rosie Newberry to kick off national hearth health month.

Dr. Cooper is the author of “Heart Attack: Truth, Tragedy, And Triumph” and is the host of the Hanging With Dr. Cooper podcast. His clinical research has been published in more than 100 journals.

He discussed some misconceptions about heart health, solutions to improve heart health, important warning signs of heart disease, and more.

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