Heart Problems in Hispanics

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Hispanic adults have higher rates of cardiac dysfunction. Yet many are not aware they have this potentially dangerous condition.

Researchers found about half of the hispanic patients in their study had the heart pumping problem but less than one in 20 knew they were ill.

Because cardiac dysfunction can lead to heart failure, experts say early diagnosis and prompt treatment is important.

Researchers aren’t sure why cardiac dysfunction is more common in hispanics.

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