Perceived social standing affects heart health

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A 2021 American Heart Association (AHA) study showed how someone perceives themselves directly affects their heart health and is disproportionately affecting those in the Hispanic and Latino communities.

“Even in 2021, as the world has been turned upside down by a pandemic, heart disease remains the leading killer of men and women around the world and here in the United States,” explained Vanderbilt Health and Vascular Institute Executive Medical Director Dr. Daniel Munoz

The new AHA study showed the Hispanic and Latino communities are being disproportionately affected, with 52% of Hispanic men and 43% of Hispanic

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