Heart Failure Awareness 365 News
In August, HFSA shared information on racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in heart failure. Explore resources below.
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An Unfamiliar, Rare Disease Associated with Heart Failure in African Americans
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One rare, but very serious form of heart disease is ATTR-CM, or transthyretin amyloid cardiomyopathy. ATTR-CM is a life-threatening, underdiagnosed disease associated with heart failure, but many people have never heard of it or don’t know what it is. 

Health, United States Spotlight: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Heart Disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, and risk of heart disease death differs by race and ethnicity. This Spotlight explores racial and ethnic disparities in three heart disease topic areas: deaths, reported prevalence, and risk factors. Even though four clinical risk factors—hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and high total cholesterol—are explored here, behavioral risk factors, such as smoking and physical inactivity, also differ by race and ethnicity.

Let’s Increase Awareness of Health Disparities in Heart Failure
By Khadijah Breathett, MD, MS
More than 6.5 million people are living with heart failure in the U.S. Women represent over half of this population. When categorized by race/ethnicity and sex, African-American women have the highest proportion of heart failure. In addition, the lifetime risk of developing heart failure is highest in African-Americans and Hispanics compared to Caucasians and Asians. The risk of developing heart failure increases with age for both sexes and all races and ethnicities. However, at each age group, African-American men and women develop heart failure at higher rates than other racial/ethnic groups, particularly before the age of 75.

New Episode on Disparities in Heart Failure Coming soon!
Listen to past episodes of the Heart Failure Beat: Healthy Living podcast recorded throughout 2020 while we put the finishing touches on our latest podcast episode.

Mark Your Calendar for the HFSA Virtual Heart Failure Patient and Caregiver Day 2020 - December 5, 2020

On Saturday, December 5, the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA) will host a virtual program of education and support for heart failure patients and caregivers. The program will give patients and caregivers the opportunity to participate in interactive educational sessions with the leading experts in the field.

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