February is National Heart Month, an annual reminder for all Americans to think about and take care of their heart health. Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and can contribute to a wide range of conditions, including heart failure, heart attacks, aneurysms, and peripheral artery disease. Heart disease can also increase your risk for stroke, which happens about once every 40 seconds in the United States and kills approximately 140,000 Americans each year. Here are five key steps everyone should take to prevent strokes and improve their heart health.