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Death, Hospital Readmission More Likely for Black Patients After Coronary Stenting

November 22, 2022

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It is widely known that there are broad racial disparities within cardiovascular disease treatment. A Michigan Medicine study suggests that black patients who undergo minimally invasive procedures for clogged arteries are more likely to die or be readmitted to the hospital months after the procedure. The research team found that Black patients were 1.62 times more likely to be readmitted to the hospital within 90 days of discharge after the procedure and were 1.45 times more likely to die in long-term follow-up when adjusting for age and gender.

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