Journal article

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



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..

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