February is Black History Month and National Heart Month. The connection between the two cannot be ignored. This is because Black Americans disproportionately experience heart disease risk factors like high blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity.
Learn from Dr. Eldrin Lewis, cardiologist and chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, about how knowing your numbers can help protect your heart. One of the most important numbers is blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a silent problem because often people feel no symptoms when their blood pressure is elevated. High blood pressure, however, puts unnecessary strain on your heart and can cause damage. Talk to your doctor about making changes today that can positively impact the long-term condition of your heart.
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Eldrin Lewis, MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
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