African-American patients have worse quality of life after heart attacks African-American patients have significantly more chest pain, worse standard of living, and worse physical function than white individuals one year after suffering acute coronary syndromes, such as for example heart attacks or unstable angina, in accordance to a new study in the Nov www.med-drugs.com . 15, 2005, issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. This is the first study to examine racial difference in health status outcomes, including symptoms, quality and function of life, between whites and blacks; and it has found a big change, with blacks having even more angina, physical limitations and poorer quality of life twelve months after an acute coronary syndrome than whites, said John Spertus, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.C., at the Mid America Heart Institute of Saint Luke’s Hospital, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and the Truman Medical Center in Kansas Town, Mo.
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