Black Men And Heart Failure: How To Beat It This Summer

Summer is finally here and with Men’s Health Month just passing, it’s the perfect time to have real conversations with the special guys in your life about their heart health, including what they should know about chronic heart failure. 

About 5.7 million adults in the United States have heart failure. One in nine deaths in 2009 included heart failure (HF) as a contributing cause. About half of people who develop heart failure die within 5 years of diagnosis. Heart failure costs the nation an estimated $30.7 billion each year.