African American patients and heart disease.


The Association of Black Cardiologists (ABC) has launched a new educational initiative entitled, “Children Should Know Their Grandparents: A Guide to a Healthy Heart.” The program consists of a free video and guidebook that can be viewed anytime online and obtained at the ABC website ( The program is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceutical Company. It is a different kind of program because it addresses the needs and culture of the African American community. The ABC was founded in 1974 to bring special attention to the adverse impact of cardiovascular disease on African Americans. The statistics on cardiovascular disease in African Americans are indeed striking:

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@article{Parmley2001AfricanAP, title={African American patients and heart disease.}, author={William W . Parmley}, journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology}, year={2001}, volume={38 5}, pages={1577} }