Association of race with complications and prognosis following acute coronary syndromes.


Journal Article

The baseline characteristics, complications, and survival of 489 black and 6,890 non-black patients with acute coronary syndromes were studied. Important racial differences were observed in demographic features, atherosclerosis risk factors, and treatment strategies; however, despite these differences, no independent difference was observed in clinical outcomes according to race. The 1-year mortality rate was 2.9% for black patients and 2.5% for non-black patients (p = 0.93).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Asher, CR; Moliterno, DJ; Bhapkar, MV; McGuire, DK; Rao, SV; Holmes, DR; Newby, LK; Bates, ER; Topol, EJ; SYMPHONY and 2nd SYMPHONY Investigators,

Published Date

  • September 15, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 94 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 792 - 794

PubMed ID

  • 15374792

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15374792

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.05.069


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States