- Sep 24, 2015 9:00 pm
- 10:40 mins
Guest: Dr. Matthew Ritchey, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion The heart is among the body’s most powerful muscles - beating day in and day out, keeping our systems functioning until the day we die. Or so we hope. The sobering reality is that the average American adult has a heart that’s older than it should be. That is to say, it’s more worn down than you’d expect a person’s age. This idea of “Heart Age” is something the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is attempting to increase awareness about.