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February Marks American Heart Month

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In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared the first American Heart Month. February now marks the month where the nation focuses on heart health. It’s an important cause to follow since heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Denoyer-Geppert Science Company will like to support American Heart Month this February by spreading the word on the importance of heart health and education. 

Quick Facts

  • Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death for people of most radical and ethnic groups in the United States.
  • Heart disease costs about $207 billion each year for the United States. These total costs include medications, health care services and lost productivity.
  • In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 42 seconds.
  • Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease. The disease killed about 365,000 people in 2014. 

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Education remains an important key to spreading awareness about heart health. We want to join the movement of informing others of how they can prevent heart disease and share the knowledge going forward. Follow the American Heart Association for more information about American Heart Month and to further your education, explore our own anatomical products focused on the human heart.


The Original Heart of America


Since this heart anatomy model is twice the size of a human adult heart, you are able to see the close detail of the heart chambers and valves.

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Paint A Heart Kit


Learn by doing. In this set, you can paint your own heart and learn anatomy by following the color illustration, or you can develop your own one-of-a-kind heart model dedicated to your specific interests.

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Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System


Our line of wall charts delves into both anatomical and physiological concepts on various systems of the body. The vibrant and informative illustrations are number coded to the corresponding key for in-depth study.

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How are you raising awareness for heart health? Share your thoughts about American Heart Month in the comments below.  

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