S4:E4 Young people and heart health featuring Miss D.C. 2023
For decades, heart disease been identified as the leading cause of death in the United States. The statistics are not surprising. They include a wide range of cardiac conditions like coronary artery disease, heart failure, valve disease, and more. What is surprising, is a rise in the number of heart attack deaths among young people. Since 2000, statistics have shown an increase in the number of people under the age of 40 dying from a heart attack, and that is increasing by 2 percent every year. Why? Who might be at risk? And what can be done about it?
On this episode of MedStar Health DocTalk, we are joined by cardiologists Dr. Estelle Jean and Dr. Barbara Srichai to discuss answers to those questions and more. Plus, we’ll hear from our special guest Miss D.C. 2023, Jude Mabone’ about her story of surviving six heart attacks before the age of 18 and how she has used her title and platform to advocate for heart health.
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