Segments in this Video

African-American Lifestyle and Health (02:03)


Dr. Salgo introduces panelists. Dr. Harris explains that traditional African-American foods and genetic factors increase risk for cardiovascular disease.

Heart Disease Genetic Predisposition (01:39)

Panelists discuss genetic factors increasing hypertension risk among African-Americans.

Racial Disparities in Heart Disease Recovery (03:03)

Panelists cite care and communication inequalities as factors for why African-Americans patients have different health outcomes than patients of other ethnic groups.

Racial Disparities in Healthcare (02:09)

New studies show that African-American patients, particularly women, are more likely to die from heart disease because healthcare providers aren't delivering the same treatment.

Culturally Sensitivity in Healthcare (01:40)

Panelists discuss the importance of teaching medical students to communicate with patients of different ethnic groups.

Bridging the Healthcare Trust Gap (02:18)

Panelists discuss the need for patients and physicians to learn to trust one another to improve health outcomes among minority groups.

Medical Treatment Discrimination (04:07)

Panelists discuss how physicians unconsciously spend less time with minority patients—and how it affects the entire community and economy.

Improving Minority Cardiac Care (03:50)

Panelists suggest forming a hospital consensus of healthcare gaps, monitoring patient prescriptions, evaluating doctors and coordinating communication between PCPs and specialists.

Involving Communities in Healthcare (04:19)

Panelists discuss how minority patients can receive support and education from friends and relatives to bridge institutional gaps. Physicians must also make an effort to overcome racial disparities.

Credits: Racial Disparities in Cardiac Care: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care (00:57)

Credits: Racial Disparities in Cardiac Care: Second Opinion—Taking Charge of Your Health Care

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African-American adults are less likely to be diagnosed with coronary heart disease, but are more likely to die from heart disease. Knowing the steps that can be taken by patients, providers and the community to improve the quality of cardiac care for all Americans is critical to an effective health care system. (27 minutes)

Length: 27 minutes

Item#: BVL55310

ISBN: 978-0-81609-084-6

Copyright date: ©2010

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