High blood pressure, heart disease and more with Rachel Villanueva, MD | Moving Medicine



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AMA CXO Todd Unger discusses ways to reduce hypertension and improve health outcomes in Black communities with Rachel Villanueva, MD, president of the National Medical Association (NMA), and a clinical assistant professor of obstetrics/gynecology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York. Also covering, #WorldHypertensionDay and “Release the Pressure,” a collaborative effort between the AMA, NMA and other health care organizations, with the shared goal of partnering with Black women to support their heart health.


0:00 AMA Moving Medicine for May 19, 2022
1:08 Black men and women are disproportionately affected by high blood pressure and heart disease
2:27 Younger and younger people are being diagnosed with hypertension
3:28 50% of Black women over the age of 20 have high blood pressure
4:25 What is “Release the Pressure" and why did you get involved?
5:57 How does access to care impact the hypertension crisis?
7:25 How can physicians create a safe space for dialogue in their exam rooms?
8:36 Physicians must help patients in understanding risk factors and prevention when talking with patients about hypertension
10:00 Describe the links between mental health and cardiovascular disease

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