Don’t Delay Care: African Americans and Heart Health
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Feb 23, 2022
Updated Nov 17, 2023
5 min read
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February celebrates American Heart Month and Black History Month. Heart disease is the number one killer for all Americans, and the risks of heart disease are even higher for African Americans. The good news is African Americans can improve their odds of preventing and beating these diseases by understanding the risks and taking simple steps to address them.
Hear from John Braxton, MD, a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at SCL Health Heart & Vascular Institute - Billings Cardiac & Vascular Surgery, as he talks about the importance of early detection and screenings for the African American community.
Schedule some time with your primary care physician to discuss how to ensure you’re up to date with all of your screenings today. For more information, visit sclhealth.org/services/heart-vascular.