PAD Worse for Black CABG Patients

July 1, 2013 8:49 PM

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PAD Worse for Black CABG Patients

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) hurts the chances of long-term survival after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) in black patients more than in white patients, an observational study showed.

Although white PAD patients were a significant 50% more likely to die than those without PAD over a median of 8 years of post-CABG follow-up, the risk was 2.1 times higher for black PAD patients (95% CI 1.8-2.5), Jimmy T. Efird, PhD, of East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., and colleagues fo...

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