Foundation Confronts the Disparities in Both the Disease Burden and Death Rates for African Americans Suffering From Heart Failure; Landmark Trial Signals Improved Quality of Care for African Americans with Heart Failure

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Between the ages of 45 and 64, African American males have a 70% higher risk for heart failure than Caucasian males. African American females between the ages of 45 and 54 have a 50% greater risk of developing heart failure than Caucasian females. The earlier onset of disease means higher rates of hospitalization, earlier disability, and higher rates of premature death (death before the age of 65)(1). This dramatic difference in health status and health...
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