Association of race with complications and prognosis following acute coronary syndromes

Craig R. Asher, David J. Moliterno, Manjushri V. Bhapkar, Darren K. McGuire, Sunil V. Rao, David R. Holmes, L. Kristin Newby, Eric R. Bates, Eric J. Topol

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The baseline characteristics, complications, and survival of 489 black and 6,890 non-black patients with acute coronary syndromes were studied. Important racial differences were observed in demographic features, atherosclerosis risk factors, and treatment strategies; however, despite these differences, no independent difference was observed in clinical outcomes according to race. The 1-year mortality rate was 2.9% for black patients and 2.5% for non-black patients (p = 0.93).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)792-794
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Sep 15 2004

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Funding Information:
The SYMPHONY and 2nd SYMPHONY trials were funded by research grants from F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Ltd., Basel, Switzerland.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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