The panel discusses factors that cause cardiovascular disease and steps that can help prevent it.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Latinos, causing 24% of Hispanic deaths. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says lack of insurance and regular health care contribute to this high rate of heart disease in Hispanics. Sherri's health care panel discuss these disparities, factors that cause cardiovascular disease, and steps that can help prevent it. Guests: Catherine Benavidez Clayton - President of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Colorado chapter; Ernesto Salcedo, MD - Professor of Medicine at University of Colorado at Denver Health and Sciences Center. He is also director of the Echocardiography Laboratory at the University of Colorado Hospital.; Mauricio Palacio - Director of the Office of Health Disparities for the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.