AHA Releases Statement on African American Cardiovascular Health

African Americans live shorter lives due to heart disease and stroke
American Heart Association Scientific Statement

Released: Oct. 23, 2017

Statement Highlights:

  • African Americans carry a higher burden of cardiovascular diseases compared with white Americans.
  • Risk factors for heart disease appear earlier in African Americans than in whites.
  • Social determinants of health, stress and cultural factors all play a role.

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