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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