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Foundation Confronts the Disparities in Both the Disease Burden and Death Rates for African Americans Suffering From Heart Failure; Landmark Trial Signals Improved Quality of Care for African Americans with Heart Failure

PR, Newswire (2004) Foundation Confronts the Disparities in Both the Disease Burden and Death Rates for African Americans Suffering From Heart Failure; Landmark Trial Signals Improved Quality of Care for African Americans with Heart Failure. PR Newswire.

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Abstract

Between the ages of 45 and 64, African American males have a 70% higher risk for heart failure than Caucasian males. African American females between the ages of 45 and 54 have a 50% greater risk of developing heart failure than Caucasian females. The earlier onset of disease means higher rates of hospitalization, earlier disability, and higher rates of premature death (death before the age of 65)(1). This dramatic difference in health status and health outcomes can be attributed to a variety of factors, including lack of access to quality medical care. The National Minority Health Month Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to recognize the potential advancements in treatment for heart failure in African Americans represented by the recently completed African American Heart Failure Trial (A- HeFT).


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Access to full text is subject to the publisher's access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: African American, males, females, Caucasian, heart failure, heart disease, National Minority Health Month Foundation
Subjects: Health > Health Equity > Access To Healthcare
Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cardiovascular Disease
Research
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Depositing User: Kismet Loftin-Bell
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2005
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2011 15:26
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/135

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