Why Family Heart Health History Matters to Millennials {Podcast}

In this podcast, host Brandon Burbank sets out to investigate his family’s heart health history and understand more about heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

Brandon sits down with his uncle to learn more about a condition called AFib, and how symptoms can sometimes go unnoticed.
Brandon’s uncle talks about his experience with AFib.

Highlights of this podcast include:

    • Brandon starts by talking to his mother about which relatives may have had issues with heart disease, an important step in understanding his own risk factors.
    • Brandon sits down with his uncle to learn more about a condition called AFib, and how symptoms can sometimes go unnoticed.
    • Dr. Maribeth Mateo of the Wayne State University Physician Group discusses what young adults need to know about heart disease including:
      • The importance of seeing your primary care doctor for an annual checkup.
      • What the risk factors for heart disease are, and which ones we can control, such as blood pressure, weight and quitting smoking).
      • How knowing your family’s health history overall can help your doctor understand important trends and possible genetic risk factors.

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Editor’s note: Information contained in this podcast is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment information. 

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