Race Alone Not a Factor in Heart Failure

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 - 10:35 in Health & Medicine

Race by itself is not a factor in heart failure when white and non-white patients are evenly matched on baseline variables such as age, weight, medical history and cardiac function, according to new research from UAB (University of Alabama at Birmingham. The findings, published in the June issue of the Journal of Cardiac Failure, are the first to use a propensity-matched technique to look at racial disparities in heart failure.

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