Invitation | Juntos Con Corazon “Together With Heart” (Los Angeles)

Please join the American Heart/American Stroke Association and Hispanic Lifestyle along with other community leaders to create a healthier community, free of heart disease and stroke.

Hispanic Lifestyle will feature segments from an upcoming episode discussing health issues affecting the Latino community.  Cost to attend the event is FREE, but you must RSVP.


25O1 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90057

July 26, 2012

5-7 PM

-RSVP- Contact: Yvette Lopez at or 213-291-7033

Major Causes of Death for Hispanic or Latino Males and Females, 2008

Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) (ICD/10 codes I20-I25) (ICD/9 codes 410-414, 429.2)

  • Among Mexican Americans age 20 and older, 6.3% of men and 5.6% of women have CHD.
  • Among Mexican Americans age 20 and older, 3.0% of men and 1.1% of women have had an myocardial infarction (heart attack).
  •  Among Mexican Americans age 20 and older, 3.6% of men and 3.7% of women have angina.
  • The 2008 CHD death rate for Hispanics or Latinos was 111.5 for males and 72.0 for females. Stroke (ICD/10 codes I60-I69) (ICD/9 codes 430-438)

Stroke (ICD/10 codes I60-I69) (ICD/9 codes 430-438)

  • Among Mexican Americans age 20 and older, 2.0% of men and 2.7% of women have had a stroke.
  • Men, blacks, and Mexican Americans have higher rates of TIA than their female and non- Hispanic white counterparts.
  • Mexican Americans have higher cumulative incidence for ischemic stroke at younger ages but not at older ages.
  • Mexican Americans have a higher incidence of intracerebral hemorrhage and subarachnoid hemorrhage than non-Hispanic whites.
  • The 2008 stroke death rate for Hispanic males was 33.1 and 28.9 for females.

Author: Richard Sandoval

Richard Sandoval is an award winning journalist who produces Hispanic Lifestyle a television program broadcasting on several PBS stations throughout the United States.

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