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Why Heart Disease is Ignored in the Black Community

According to the CDC, African Americans aged 18-49  are twice as likely to die from heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease and stroke are the number one killer of women, and stroke disproportionately impacts African American Women.

49% of African American Women aged 20 and older have heart disease but only one in five believes she is at risk . Why are these numbers important?

Why does this matter? We have a real problem in the African American community that is not being addressed, and that problem is heart disease.

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