Racial and Ethnic Disparities Observed in NSTEMI Management – Consumer Health News

MONDAY, August 8, 2022 (HealthDay News) — From 2017 to 2019, blacks and Hispanics were less likely than whites to undergo coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention for non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, according to a study published in the June 21 issue of Journal of the American Heart Association.

Tarry Tertulien, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and colleagues identified people with incident Type I non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction from 2017 to 2019. Participants were categorized by their race and ethnic origin. Rates of coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention were examined by race, ethnicity and income categories.

A total of 87,094 people were identified: 2.6, 13.4, 11.2, and 72.7 percent Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White, respectively. The researchers found that compared to whites, black individuals were less likely to undergo coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (odds ratios, 0.93 and 0.86, respectively). Hispanic people were also less likely than white people to undergo coronary angiography and percutaneous coronary intervention (odds ratios, 0.88 and 0.85, respectively). Differences in coronary angiography receipt across racial and ethnic groups were mediated by higher annual household income.

“A presidential advisory from the American Heart Association and the Center for Disease Control’s Healthy People 2030 initiative affirmed that addressing racial disparities is a priority, but there is still work to be done regarding persistent racial and ethnic disparities. in the management of heart disease,” Tertulien said in a statement.

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