Heart Disease

Going to the right hospital for heart attack care could add a year to your life, a new study suggests. Using Medicare records, researchers found that roughly 17 years after a heart attack, average life expectancy was 9 to 14 months longer for patients who had been treated at hospitals that do best on widely […]

Since 2009, Dr. Paul Underwood has been a medical director at Boston Scientific, a global company that develops and distributes minimally invasive implantable medical devices such as cardiac stents, pacemakers, defibrillators and heart valves. He is also the medical director for Close the Gap, a Boston Scientific solution-oriented health equity initiative committed to eliminating cardiovascular health […]

Dr. O’Rell Williams is board-certified in internal medicine and is a member of the Wheaton Franciscan – St. Joseph medical staff. A firefighter for 14 years, Williams decided he could impact public safety in a different way as a doctor. He got got his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  Williams has […]

Heart Disease

Dr. Rani G. Whitfield, also known as “The Hip Hop Doc” , is a board certified family physician with a Certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Sports medicine. Dr. Whitfield serves on the board of Directors for Susan G Komen and is and advisory board member for the Junior League and I-Care. He is also […]

Heart Disease

B. Waine Kong, PhD, is a psychologist and contributing editor and consultant for Black Health Matters. Kong is the former CEO of the Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC); he retired in 2008 after leading the organization for more than 21 years. Kong was instrumental in setting up Hypertension Clinics in churches and barbershops, since 1978 […]

Act fast in the event of a strokeStroke is the third-leading cause of death in the United States. African-Americans have a higher rate of death or disability from stroke than the general U.S. population. But knowledge is power when it comes to stroke. “If you know the signs of stroke and get the right medical […]

In 2005, Todd Bell, 46, a former NFL football player and Buckeye great, died of a heart attack. Since then, Daphne Bell has turned her husband’s death into a crusade of sorts to educate people about the link between genetics and heart disease. “Knowing your family history is a big component for me,” Daphne says. […]

Click here to hear Dr. Quinn Capers on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. African Americans should be concerned about heart disease. Combined, heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death for African Americans, says Quinn Capers, MD, director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and associate dean […]

  What is Heart Disease and Why Does it Occur? Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease. It is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart that can lead to heart attack. A heart attack occurs when an artery becomes blocked, preventing oxygen and nutrients from getting to the […]