Dr. Patrice A. Harris, the 174th President of the American Medical Association, has been doing the acclaimed work of addressing each layer to lessen the number of Black women dying of cardiovascular diseases and increase the number of Black women who are well-versed in their own heart health.
“As a physician, I was having chest pain one day but because I just didn’t associate heart attack with a woman I didn’t even think that I could be having a heart attack,” Dr. Harris shares on a recent episode of the Yes, Girl!
Dr. Harris’s experience helped her to realize that sometimes women experience heart health issues differently from men.
But in surveys African-American women don’t always put their heart health as a part of their overall health,” says Dr. Harris.
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