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Clinical characteristics of South Asian patients hospitalized with heart failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16259484     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ethnic variations in prevalence, presentation characteristics, and mortality have been identified in Canadian patients with coronary artery disease. Similar data with respect to heart failure do not exist. A retrospective sequential chart review of South Asians and non-South Asian Whites in Canada hospitalized with a primary diagnosis of congestive heart failure between 1997 and 1999 showed South Asians were significantly younger, of lower body mass index, were more often diabetic, and were less often smokers. In-hospital mortality was not different between groups, although South Asians were more likely to experience ventricular arrhythmias. Despite presenting at a younger age, South Asians had more high-risk features at hospital discharge. Since South Asians are at high risk of developing premature coronary artery disease, a more aggressive approach to prevention strategies in this ethnic group may reduce the subsequent burden of heart failure.
Narendra Singh; Milan Gupta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ethnicity & disease     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1049-510X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ethn Dis     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-01     Completed Date:  2006-02-28     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9109034     Medline TA:  Ethn Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  615-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / ethnology,  therapy
Asia / ethnology
Asian Continental Ancestry Group*
Biological Markers / blood
Blood Pressure / physiology
European Continental Ancestry Group
Heart Failure / ethnology*,  etiology,  therapy
Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data
Middle Aged
Myocardial Ischemia / complications,  ethnology,  therapy
Retrospective Studies
Stroke Volume / physiology
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0/Biological Markers

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