Archive - Jul 20, 2015

Archive - Jul 20, 2015

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African-Americans Face Twice the Rate of Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Compared to Caucasians

New study in medical journal Circulation also shows African-Americans with Sudden Cardiac Arrest are significantly younger and have higher prevalence of diabetes and hypertension

LOS ANGELES, CA--Compared to Caucasians, African-Americans face twice the rate of sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study from the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute.

The study's findings, published in the peer-reviewed journal Circulation, result from the first scientific analysis comparing the detailed medical history of patients of different races who were stricken by the usually fatal condition. Approximately 350,000 die every year from sudden cardiac arrest in the U.S.

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