What You Need to Know About Heart Disease & Stroke

    Forty five percent of African American men have high blood pressure; and cardiovascular disease is a leading killer of African American men, accounting for 31.7 percent of deaths annually. Is heart disease or stroke in your family? If so, your risk may be higher. Did your father have a stroke? Did your mother have … Continued

Study links depression to stroke and heart disease over 10-year period

African Americans with major depressive symptoms — perceived stress, neuroticism, life dissatisfaction — had almost twice the increased risk of stroke and coronary heart disease, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation: Quality and Outcomes. While depression is recognized as a consequence of stroke and coronary heart disease, a common term for … Continued