Impact of Race on Outcome of Patients Undergoing Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation

@article{Durrani2016ImpactOR,
  title={Impact of Race on Outcome of Patients Undergoing Rhythm Control of Atrial Fibrillation},
  author={Asad F. Durrani and Siva Kr Soma and Andrew D Althouse and George Leef and Dingxin Qin and Samir Saba},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
  year={2016},
  volume={20},
  pages={14-19}
}
Racial disparities between African American (AA) and White patients have been documented in cardiovascular disease. We investigated whether these disparities exist in patients undergoing rhythm control for atrial fibrillation (AF). 5873 AF patients (241 AA) were followed to the endpoint of death, stroke, or AF recurrence. Invasive procedures for AF rhythm control were examined in both racial groups. Over a mean follow-up time of 40 months, AA patients had a higher adjusted risk of death [HR 1… CONTINUE READING
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