hidden Closing the Gap in African-American Cardiovascular Health Disparities Helps Open Up Health Equity

Closing the Gap in African-American Cardiovascular Health Disparities Helps Open Up Health Equity

Ivor J. Benjamin, M.D., FAHA, FACC, Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiovascular Center at Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin; President-Elect, American Heart Association, 2017-18 The latest statistics paint an unsettling picture. White Americans survive an average of 78.9 years, while African-Americans live about 75.5 years. High blood pressure, obesity and