HealthTalk NAACP


Baptist HealthTalk NAACP Edition: Stroke Awareness in the Black Community

2024 data from the American Heart Association shows that stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States. As we have seen with other diseases, Black Americans have a higher prevalence of stroke and higher death rate from stroke than any other racial group. Additionally, Black stroke survivors are significantly less likely to be treated for many complications, including fatigue, spasticity, and depression compared with white stroke survivors.

Host: Marcus St. John, M.D., Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director of Baptist Health Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute Cardiac Catheterization Lab.
Guest: Felipe De Los Rios La Rosa, M.D., Stroke Program Director at Baptist Health Miami Neuroscience Institute.

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