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Focusing on heart health in men

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Most men would rather talk sports than heart health. They’d rather grill a burger in the backyard than talk cholesterol. But June is Men’s Health Month, and it’s a good time to talk.

On Monday, Dr. Matthew Tattersall, UW Health Cardiologist stopped by Wake Up Wisconsin to talk about the importance of having a healthy heart.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States, responsible for 1 in 4 male deaths. Even if you’ve never had heart problems, that’s no excuse to put off some heart healthy habits.

The CDC says between 70 and 89 percent of sudden cardiac events occur in men so, if you’re a man, it’s time to start kicking these heart healthy habits into high gear.

Click on the video link above for more tips from Dr. Tattersall.

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