Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

1 month ago   |   By Web MD

Even after undergoing the artery-clearing procedure angioplasty, Black patients with heart disease are more likely than whites to suffer a heart attack or die within the next several years.
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MACE risk after PCI higher for Black patients than white patients

MACE risk after PCI higher for Black patients than white patients

1 month ago   |   By Healio

Black race independently predicted worse outcomes after PCI, according to an analysis of 10 randomized trials that included Black, white, Asian and Hispanic patients.
The analysis, which was published in JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, found that Black, Hispanic and Asian patients enrolled in these trials had more comorbidities compared with white patients.
“Improving health care and outcomes for minorities is essential, and we are hopeful that our work may help direct these efforts,” Gregg W. Stone, MD, director of academic affairs for the Mount Sinai Heart Health System,
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