Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Missouri.

Each year, 14,000 Missourians lose their lives to heart disease. But 80% of heart disease is preventable. Join the #NoMOHeartDisease movement to meet Missouri survivors and learn what you can do to lower your risk of heart disease.  

Chad Plein's Cardiac Journey

Chad Plein's Survivor Story

In December, 2015, at age 39, Chad Plein was living the dream. He had a beautiful family, a high-profile career as the sports director at KY-3 and the holiday season was in full swing. What happened next, however, would change his life forever. 

The Truth About Heart Disease

Check. Change. Control. 

Check Change Control uses self-monitoring and tracking of blood pressure readings at home to help you achieve and maintain a healthy heart. Sign up today to start managing your heart health!

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Media Info

To schedule an interview with a survivor or American Heart Association staff, contact Julie Lay.