Dr. Alkhouli was not involved in the research study.
For the study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, scientists took a look at EHR information from 2007 to 2017 for 32,853 people with extreme aortic valve stenosis, a condition in which the heart valve malfunctions and may leak blood.
” This research study is very essential since for the very first time it records a clear racial disparity amongst those who are currently diagnosed. It gets to the bottom of the disparity so we can start to fix it,” said Mohamad Adnan Alkhouli, MD, a cardiologist at Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, according to a media release from the American Heart Association.
Black individuals with malfunctioning heart valves are less most likely to get replacements than their white counterparts, a new research study programs.
In general, just 36 percent of the patients got the heart valve replacement procedure within a year of their medical diagnoses. Of those who underwent the procedure, 22.9 percent were Black while 31 percent were white.
More articles on cardiology: Top medical facilities for cardiology by state, ranked by US NewsHeart transplant program launches at Dell Childrens Medical CenterPlease mind the space: 3 cardiologists talk about variations in heart care outcomes
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2020. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by click on this link.