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BACKGROUND The degree to which genetic or environmental factors are associated with early kidney damage among African Americans (AAs) is unknown. METHODS Among 462 AAs in the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) study, we examined the cross-sectional association between apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1) risk variants and(More)
BACKGROUND There are few data describing patient-identified precipitants of heart failure (HF) hospitalization. We hypothesized a patient's perception of reason for or preventability of an admission may be related to 30-day readmission rates. METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety-four patients admitted with decompensated HF from July 2014 to March 2015 completed a(More)
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