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Poorer Neighborhoods Pose Risks for Black Patients After Acute MI – TCTMD

The same social determinants of health that increase MI risk are there to greet patients when they return home, one expert notes.

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The combination of living in a disadvantaged neighborhood and being Black significantly raises the risk of death in the years after being discharged for an acute MI, new research shows.
Patients from worse neighborhoods tended to have worse outcomes after acute myocardial infarction. This was seen across all races, the studys lead author, Jesse Goitia, MD (Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, CA), told TCTMD. What particularly stood out was that African-American patients tended to have…

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