Dr. Odayme Quesada, Medical Director for The Christ Hospital Women’s Heart Center

The Christ Hospital Health Network Works with Hispanic Patients on Healthy Hearts

Hispanic Heritage Month Runs from Sept. 15-Oct. 15

CINCINNATI (September 21, 2022) – As part of Hispanic Heritage Month, The Christ Hospital Health Network wants to focus on risk factors the Hispanic Community faces for cardiovascular disease and other heart-related illnesses. According to the American Heart Association, from 2015 to 2018, 52.3% of Hispanic men and 42.7% of Hispanic women 20 years and older had cardiovascular disease.

Taking control of your health can help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease. Keeping a healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels are important numbers patients in the Hispanic Community should monitor. This same study showed more than 30,000 Hispanic males and more than 25,000 Hispanic females died from cardiovascular disease.

Odayme Quesada, MD, medical director for The Christ Hospital Women’s Heart Center, is leading the way to combat heart disease in women across Greater Cincinnati, including the Hispanic Community.

“Hispanic women should focus on their heart health in order to avoid long-term health complications like cardiovascular disease, stroke and high blood pressure,” said Dr. Quesada. “By talking about these issues early, our team can focus patients on ways to lead healthier lifestyles whether that be diet, exercise or knowing your family history.”

Dr. Quesada is also conducting a clinical study on the link between high blood pressure during pregnancy and heart disease later in life. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Women's Heart Center at 513-585-2140.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network consists of an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers and dozens of medical offices throughout the region. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves. Made up for more than 1,300 physicians and more than 6,500 team members, our mission is to improve the health of our community by providing exceptional outcomes in an affordable way. The Network was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region, named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals list in 2022 and one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience.