February is American Heart Month

February 16, 2017 09:17 PM

February is American Heart Month, and each day, thousands of people face the challenge of coming back from a heart attack or heart surgery.

That includes people in Rochester, like Steve Wagor. He uses exercise and rehab to strengthen his heart.

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Doctor Seth Jacobson of the University of Rochester says coming back from a heart attack isn't just about getting better -- it's about prevention.

"It's really a two-step process they need to initially get better, get their medicines, go to their doctor's appointments but ultimately we want to prevent a second episode from occurring," says Dr. Jacobson.

Doctor Jacobson urges everyone who has suffered a heart attack to eat healthier and exercise. Also, be educated and prepared to identify any future symptoms.


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