Bioactive lipids are key for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac repair after heart attack

Bioactive lipids are key for diagnosis and treatment of cardiac repair after heart attack

Black men and women have higher incidences than whites of developing advanced heart failure following a heart attack.

Despite racial disparities in heart attacks (a leading contributor to heart failure), and rehospitalizations and deaths caused by heart disease, the underlying physiology accounting for worse cardiovascular outcomes among blacks is poorly understood.

A new study published May 4 in ESC Heart Failure profiles bioactive lipids in blood samples from hospitalized black and white patients soon after a severe heart attack.

Full article at News Medical

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