MEDICAL MONDAY: Cardiovascular Risk Up in Black Patients w/ A-Fib

2016-07-04T11:07:01+00:00July 4th, 2016|

Risk of Cardiovascular Events Up in Black Patients With A-Fib Black patients twice as likely to suffer stroke, heart failure, death as whites with atrial fibrillation WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Black Americans with atrial fibrillation are at higher risk than whites for serious cardiovascular complications and death, according to a study published online June 22 in JAMA Cardiology. The study included 15,080 blacks and whites, average age 54, who were followed for an average of 21 years. During that time, 2,348 cases of atrial fibrillation were identified. [...]