Heart Disease and Race

Shenghan Lai, J. Bryan Page, Evens Rodney, Balendu C. Vasavada, Terrence J. Sacchi, Frederic W. Platt, Lance B. Becker, Peter M. Meyer, Jeff Whittle, Joseph Conigliaro, C. B. Good

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Abstract

To the Editor: The article by Becker et al. (Aug. 26 issue)1 on racial differences in rates of cardiac arrest and subsequent survival calls attention to a problem that has been ignored for years. There are indeed several lines of evidence for a genetic or racial influence on cardiovascular diseases. Nevertheless, race is inextricably connected with socioeconomic, cultural, behavioral, and medical conditions, any of which could largely explain the differences in the incidence of cardiac arrest and associated deaths. Although the authors did mention that race may be a marker of other factors, the analysis presented in the article failed…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume330
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 20 1994
Externally publishedYes

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Heart Arrest
Heart Diseases
Statistical Factor Analysis
Cardiovascular Diseases
Incidence

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Lai, S., Page, J. B., Rodney, E., Vasavada, B. C., Sacchi, T. J., Platt, F. W., ... Good, C. B. (1994). Heart Disease and Race. New England Journal of Medicine, 330(3), 216-218. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199401203300316

Heart Disease and Race. / Lai, Shenghan; Page, J. Bryan; Rodney, Evens; Vasavada, Balendu C.; Sacchi, Terrence J.; Platt, Frederic W.; Becker, Lance B.; Meyer, Peter M.; Whittle, Jeff; Conigliaro, Joseph; Good, C. B.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 330, No. 3, 20.01.1994, p. 216-218.

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Lai, S, Page, JB, Rodney, E, Vasavada, BC, Sacchi, TJ, Platt, FW, Becker, LB, Meyer, PM, Whittle, J, Conigliaro, J & Good, CB 1994, 'Heart Disease and Race', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 330, no. 3, pp. 216-218. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199401203300316
Lai S, Page JB, Rodney E, Vasavada BC, Sacchi TJ, Platt FW et al. Heart Disease and Race. New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 Jan 20;330(3):216-218. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM199401203300316
Lai, Shenghan ; Page, J. Bryan ; Rodney, Evens ; Vasavada, Balendu C. ; Sacchi, Terrence J. ; Platt, Frederic W. ; Becker, Lance B. ; Meyer, Peter M. ; Whittle, Jeff ; Conigliaro, Joseph ; Good, C. B. / Heart Disease and Race. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1994 ; Vol. 330, No. 3. pp. 216-218.
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