• Mayo Clinic Minute: What African-Americans should know about stroke

African-American woman and man in hospital bed listening to doctorA new Mayo Clinic survey reveals that more than two-thirds of African-Americans are concerned about their heart health. The survey also shows that this group is much more concerned about heart health than are Caucasian and Hispanic respondents. These findings were uncovered as part of the Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup.

Risk factors that increase your chance of heart disease also increase your risk of stroke. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Maisha Robinson about how African-American men and women are more likely to have a stroke than any other population in the country.

Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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