Guests: Shelly Millwee: Director of Communications, The American Heart Association and Rene Ramon, their community CPR Manager.
Their free CPR event on June 1st the Methodist training center (where the Texans train) at Reliant Park. Click here for info: Heart.org
The interesting fact that compelled me to record this interview: Hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Among Latinos who experienced a stroke, 72 percent had high blood pressure, compared to 66 percent in non-Latino whites. Carrying extra weight is also a key risk factor for Hispanics. Seventy-five percent of Mexican-American men and 72 percent of women age 20 and older are overweight or obese.