Journal article

Disparity in implantable cardioverter defibrillator therapy among minority South Asians in the United Kingdom.

Amar Mistry, Zakariyya Vali, Bharat Sidhu, Charley Budgeon, Matthew F Yuyun, Vivetha Pooranachandran, Xin Li, Michelle Newton, Jamie Watts, Kamlesh Khunti, Nilesh J Samani, G Andre Ng

Heart | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: There are large geographical differences in implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation rates for reasons not completely understood. In an increasingly multiethnic population, we sought out to investigate whether ethnicity influenced ICD implantation rates. METHODS: This was a retrospective, cohort study of new ICD implantation or upgrade to ICD from January 2006 to February 2019 in recipients of Caucasian or South Asian ethnicity at a single tertiary centre in the UK. Data were obtained from a routinely collected local registry. Crude rates of ICD implantation were calculated for the population of Leicestershire county and were age-standardised to the UK population ..

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