Survival in South Asian and White European patients after acute myocardial infarction
Nitin N Gholap, Kamlesh Khunti, Melanie J Davies, Danielle H Bodicoat, Iain B Squire
HEART | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2015
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between ethnicity and survival following acute myocardial infarction (AMI) in White European (WE) and South Asian (SA) patients from a multiethnic UK population. METHODS: Retrospective, cohort study of 4111 (N=730, 17.8% of SA ethnicity) hospitalised patients, with AMI from a tertiary coronary care centre in the UK, admitted between October 2002 and September 2008. The primary end point was all-cause mortality. The association of ethnicity with survival post AMI was assessed using the Cox regression analysis. RESULTS: Compared with WE patients, SA patients were on average younger (62.0 years vs 67.3 years) and had higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk..View full abstract
The work in this paper is part of the research portfolio supported by the Leicester NIHR Biomedical Research Unit in Cardiovascular Disease. NNG was supported by a PhD studentship from the NIHR CLAHRC for LNR project.