Study finds added bleeding risk for African-American STEMI patients

03/20/2012 | TCTMD.com

African-American patients are more likely than their Caucasian counterparts to encounter bleeding after STEMI regardless of reperfusion with fibrinolysis or PCI, according to a Duke Clinical Research Institute study. Researchers found little in-hospital mortality difference and said the main message involves interpretation of clinical data beyond study populations. "The efficacy and safety of drugs in clinical trials that largely involve white patients may not necessarily apply to minorities," said Dr. Rajendra H. Mehta.

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