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Cardiovascular disease (CVD) are diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Stroke, coronary artery disease, and high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, are some of the many examples of CVD.
Heart disease is the biggest killer of Black Americans, and Black Americans have a 33% higher death rate due to CVD than the rest of the population.
Black Americans also have the highest rates of high blood pressure in the world. Black Americans often have high blood pressure at younger ages and it is often more severe.
Weekly exercise and cardio testing from your doctor can help reduce the impact of CVD.