Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-03) took time on the House floor to mark National Heart Month.
Each year, over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack, and approximately 600,000 die from causes related to heart disease.
"I am sure that all of us know a parent, colleague, or friend who has experienced the devastating effects of this disease firsthand.
"While heart disease is currently the leading cause of death among men and women, we all can take steps to prevent the disease and promote overall heart health.
"One example of community action is the great work of the Rotary Club of Plymouth and Allina Hospitals and Clinics, who've teamed up to start a new project called Heart Safe Plymouth - a plan that promotes education and training on the emergency treatment of sudden cardiac arrest."