A highlight from Dr. Aaron Horne, MD. (Ep. 27, 2021)


From the university of texas at austin k. Ut radio this is in black. America vascular disease right. So i think done well as cardiology communities talk about heart attacks right so people get chest pain i think about is having hartman However we don't discuss is against the fastest growing population in the united states of people eighty five years of age and you'll be boomer population and so talk more about valvular heart disease. Okay that's when patients so the heart of the left to right top bottom separated before four chambers by vows. And when some of those vows don't take to become leaky or sticking and when someone does out sticking it oh they don't hope that provincial. We're getting blood supply to your heart and topic. That i think we definitely don't talk enough about And i do understand that. The sort of premise of this conversation the second skill count. Because you're right. But people have to have two black and latinx expo have to take their their risk factors in willingness to accept responsibility cares. Well more seriously. Dr aaron horne. Md interventional cardiologists and heart can't specialists north richland hills texas and twenty eighteen african americans. Thirty percent. More likely to die from heart disease and whites. Although african-american dose puerto rico sent more likely to high blood pressure. The are less likely than wise to have their blood pressure on the controls. An african american women are stick percent more likely to have high blood pressure as compared to white women dr hornets on a mission to correct this imbalance. The good news is african. american can improve their house or preventing and beating these my understanding the risk taking simple steps to address them. You should know by now. The high blood pressure overweight and obesity and diabetes are common condition that increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. I'm john l. hanson. Junior and. Welcome to another edition in black america on this week's program heart health doctor aaron horne. Md in black america. Interventional cardiology what does that mean. So if you're having a heart attack you have acute onset of chest pain and one of your arteries is totally blocked off. So you're not getting any blood supply to the heart. Most of then you have to come see me. You know two three four. Am in the morning and you know. Hopefully we can do something to save your life right. And i would much rather you know. See you in the preventative. Space as opposed to having to deal with you in an emergency situation. And so the reality is that you know doing the basic. Abc's making sure that you know we actually make sure what into our blood pressure blood just affect your heart your kidneys. Fix your risk of stroke. You know making sure that you're exercising regularly. You die some of this stuff right when you saw me at the julia some of this is not. This is low hanging fruit. In recent study african americans cove nineteen nearly three times as lectu require hospitalization than their white counterparts with disease. African-americans dan indigenous people die from cove. Nineteen at more than three to four times. The whites nearly six months. Covid nineteen pandemic. Two things became clear. The virus profoundly impact people with heart disease and disproportionately impact african-americans. But the many master tation of these disparities remain unclear particularly for one gregory left out of medical research as reach another milestone of this pandemic doctor erin horn sound. The alarm that fears around delay care for heart and overall health doing covid. Nineteen particularly among african americans will have negative impacts perceptions around going to the doctor's office scheduling medical procedures and getting the cobra. Nineteen vaccine can have a significant impact on routine health. Recently in black. America spoke dr horn some from Northern suburb of chicago. Evanston northwestern is located. My father was on the faculty at northwestern. My mom's a social worker at evanston high school. Which in this is again. I'm very cognizant of With whom i'm speaking and you know. I think it's really important black america interview and i'm very proud of i just recently was made aware of the fact that evanston is the first city in the country. That is actually approved reparations and so but nevertheless i Went to university of chicago for undergrad and then went back there and did a md nba. And then i went to new york where i met my wife and she was She graduated from columbia law and was a practicing attorney there when i met her. I went to columbia for residency and then went to Johns hopkins in baltimore maryland for my fellowship in general cardiology interventional cardiology additional year at bloomberg school of public health for studied Health economics. And then i just happened to be the first structural heart fellow Which deals with issues of the heart valves and then initially started my practice in connecticut and for the last six years. We've been here in dallas with our two kids. And what's lockdown initial interest in medicine. So you so you know i had so you know we all know you you you are what you see and Your greatly influenced by your experiences and i You know my godfather was a huge influence on me. A gastroenterologist in dallas texas for many years since as retire. But you know i had close family member who had heart conditions early in life and That sparked my interest in wanting to you know be a physician and nothing's really important that we know there's tons of ways that you can help people. My mom was again was a social worker. She probably helped more people than i did. But that was something that i was exposed to early in life and was able to continue to explore and i just happened to be fortunate where interest in in cardiovascular disease health their healthcare economics and health equity have just come together because those are three of the major issues that have centered synergy Where we can really make a huge difference in our healthcare system right now very sound. Do you find a physician that has a masters but you have to masters so the question is how those two masters assistant do and what you currently do great. No thank you. It's a great question and so when we talk about cardiovascular disease so we look at our healthcare system cardiovascular so cardiovascular is still the largest disease state burden in our country so more people have cardiovascular disease and cancer or any other disease state in so whenever you have that you know large of a burden on a healthcare system it affects you economically right and so you have to grab. Patients are coming into the hospital heart failure. Then that's gonna cost your healthcare system and then when those patients disproportionately happened to be of a particular ethnicity you have to look into the root causes it so it's neighboring me to just be able to figure out. How can we a obviously most importantly do right by patients but also how do we. How do we enable our healthcare systems to be sustainable. And the only way you can do that as also to look through the economic ones as well but also get to the root causes of

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