Heart Disease Risks Among African Americans

By Jorge Avellan

February 6, 2014 Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 10:51 PM EDT

DETROIT, Mi. (TV 20 News at Ten) --- February is American Heart Month as well as Black History Month. So we decided to speak with the American Heart Association about heart disease in the black community.

Studies show that African-Americans are more at risk than any other group of suffering cardiovascular problems. But why?

My TV 20's Jorge Avellan spoke with experts about the issue and has the story.

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