The Heart of a Man

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States, including African Americans, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Hispanics, and whites. For Asian American or Pacific Islander men, heart disease is second only to cancer. Half of the men who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. Even if you have no symptoms, you may still be at risk for heart disease. The purpose of HeartSmarts The Heart of a Man is to focus on the specific health issues that men face as it relates to heart disease in a setting that is more comfortable for them. To learn more about this program, please click the link below:

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The Heart of a Man at Bethel Gospel Assembly

Heart  disease affects more than 1 in 3 men in the United States.  In some  cases, a person may have evident signs of heart disease that are easily  recognizable. It is possible, however, to develop heart disease without  experiencing any noticeable symptoms. Some risk factors are modifiable,  while others are not.  Unfortunately,  being male is a heart disease risk factor in and of  itself. While  heart disease affects an equal amount of women, men tend  to have a  greater risk of heart attack and typically have attacks at a  younger  age. Even after menopause, when a woman’s death rate from heart disease  increases, the number of fatal heart attacks in women is still  less  than in men. Due to the unique risk factors that men face as it relates to heart disease, the Heart of a Man program was created. 


In the fall of 2019, a group of men attended the HeartSmarts class at Bethel Gospel Assembly Church in Harlem, NY. Over the course of 12-weeks, these men transformed by adopting healthier lifestyles, increasing their knowledge about heart disease, losing weight, and improving their overall health. Their stories can be viewed in the video below. 

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HeartSmarts The Heart of a Man Video