BREAKING: Rick Ross Hospitalized After Being Found ‘Unresponsive’

younger ages. Heart failure means that the heart isn’t able to pump blood as well as it should.

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Before age 50, African-Americans’ heart failure rate is 20 times higher than that of whites, according to the study. Four risk factors are the strongest predictors of heart failure: high blood pressure (also called hypertension), chronic kidney disease, being overweight, and having low levels of HDL, the “good” cholesterol. Three-fourths of African-Americans who develop heart failure have high blood pressure by age 40.

Since Ross’ incident, today his friend and fellow hip-hop artist, Fat Trel, assured worried fans that Ross is doing just fine.