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Heart disease is the primary cause of death in the United States.
Latinos are often uninformed of their risk for heart disease. Specifically, Mexican Americans have greater levels of uncontrolled blood pressure than non-Latino whites. They are also less likely to get treatment for high blood pressure.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread throughout the US, experts say people who have underlying health conditions should guard against COVID-19.
Let’s use #SaludTues on March 02, 2021, to tweetchat about ways to promote heart health for Latinos and all people during COVID-19!
- WHAT: #SaludTues: Ensuring Healthy Hearts During COVID-19!
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. EST (Noon-1 p.m. CST), Tuesday, March 02, 2021
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: @VocesenSalud, @PublicHealthMap, @TheHeartTruth, @MinorityHealth
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- Heart disease and COVID-19-related exposures
- Ways to prevent heart disease among Latinos and all
- The relationship between heart disease and lack of physical activity
#SaludTues is a health equity Tweetchat especially focused on the Hispanic/Latino population at 12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET every Tuesday hosted by the @SaludAmerica program at the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.