Clinical and angiographic findings in black patients with suspected coronary artery disease.


Journal Article

To determine the clinical variables and coronary angiographic findings in black patients with suspected coronary artery disease, we analyzed the data on consecutive black patients undergoing their first coronary angiogram over a three year period at the Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. We compared these findings to those of black and white patients from previous studies. There were 654 patients with a mean age+/-standard deviation of 56+/-10 years; 309 (47%) were men. Two hundred nineteen patients (33%) presented with unstable angina, 75 patients (12%) with acute myocardial infarction and 338 patients (52%) with chronic stable angina. Three hundred forty-six patients (53%) had 50% or greater stenosis in at least one of the major vessels. Among the patients with coronary artery disease, 128 patients (37%) had one vessel disease, 102 patients (29%) had two-vessel disease, and 116 patients (34%) had three-vessel disease. Black patients who undergo coronary angiography for suspected coronary artery disease have a high frequency of normal coronary angiogram or non-obstructive coronary artery disease. The frequency of 1-, 2- and 3-vessel disease in blacks with coronary artery disease is comparable to those observed in whites in previous reports.

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Cited Authors

  • Mathew, J; Krishna, A; Hallak, AA; Kilaru, P; Daniels, T; Narra, L; Khadra, S

Published Date

  • December 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 251 - 257

PubMed ID

  • 9476685

Pubmed Central ID

  • 9476685

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1874-1754

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1874-1754

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0167-5273(97)00253-2


  • eng