More Geriatric Phenotype for Black Patients Hospitalized With AMI

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 23, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Despite a younger age, Black participants hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) have a more geriatric phenotype, with more functional impairments, according to a study published online Nov. 23 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Patrick C. Demkowicz, from the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues analyzed data from patients aged 75 years or older who were hospitalized for AMI at 94 U.S. hospitals from 2013 to 2016 to examine racial disparities in aging-specific functional impairments and mortality.

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