Leading up to this Valentine's Day.. we're going to be talking about the heart.. as in the kind that pumps blood through your body.

600-thousand people die of heart disease in the U-S every year. 

That's why it's so important to keep your heart healthy-- a lesson one man almost learned the hard way.

WFMZ's Melanie Falcon reports in our series Matters of the Heart.  She will have useful information for men, women and children to live a heart healthy lifestyle.   Plus, join her Friday at 6pm for an update on her own recovery from heart surgery.