Black Community and Heart Health

Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute

We all know someone affected by heart disease. It’s the leading cause of death for all Americans, regardless of race or ethnicity. But did you know that Black adults in the U.S. are at a greater risk than any ethnic group? Research shows that Black adults are 30 percent more likely to die from heart disease.  And conditions such as diabetes, obesity and hypertension put them at an increased risk. 

Host: Kendis Gibson.
Guest: Adedapo Iluyomade, M.D., Preventive Cardiologist, Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

Healthcare that Cares

With internationally renowned centers of excellence, 12 hospitals, more than 27,000 employees, 4,000 physicians and 200 outpatient centers, urgent care facilities and physician practices spanning across Miami-Dade, Monroe, Broward and Palm Beach counties, Baptist Health is an anchor institution of the South Florida communities we serve.

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