Black Patients Fare Worse After Angioplasty

MONDAY, July 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — 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.

That’s the conclusion of a new analysis of 10 clinical trials: On balance, both Black and Hispanic patients fared worse after angioplasty, versus white patients. And that was particularly true for Black patients, whose risk of dying within five years of the procedure was elevated.

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