The Heart Attack Symptoms All Black Women Should Know And Never Ignore

By Aisha Langford | Essence

According to the American Heart Association, only 52 percent of African-American women are aware of the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. And only 36 percent of African-American women know that heart disease is their greatest health risk.

“It’s important that African-American women know that heart disease is pervasive and that about 50% of African-American women have a least 1 risk factor,” says Dr. Jennifer Mieres, cardiologist at Northwell Health and American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women volunteer medical expert.

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