According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Heart disease is very common and serious. It’s the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. If you have diabetes, you’re twice as likely to have heart disease or a stroke than someone who doesn’t have diabetes—and at a younger age. The longer you have diabetes, the more likely you are to have heart disease. Diabetes and heart disease are both noncommunicable diseases, meaning that they can’t be transmitted from one person to another unlike other very common communicable diseases that are prevalent in Africa such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, salmonella, etc. Also, the symptoms of diabetes and heart disease are not as obvious as most of the infectious diseases like malaria, typhoid, etc, which are common in Africa. The nature of these two diseases poses a huge problem as not much attention is given to them as normally should. Well, not until it is too late. So, in an effort to promote wellness in our community, we will be having a conversation with Dr. Nchang Taka, who is a cardiologist and very experienced in this field.
Get to meet our guest:
Dr. Nchang Taka who’s currently an Interventional Cardiologist and Endovascular specialist Working in Atlanta GA, Board certified in Internal Medicine, General Cardiology, and Interventional Cardiology. He studied medicine at the Faculty of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (CUSS).
He did his residency at Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta GA, and did his Cardiology Fellowship at the University Of Mississippi Medical Center.
“Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors tend to be more frequent among Africans and African American as a whole compared to non-Africans.”– Dr. Nchang Taka
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