Racial analysis of patients with myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure and/or left ventricular dysfunction treated with valsartan, captopril, or both

Prisant, L.M., Thomas, K.L., Lewis, E.F., Huang, Z., Francis, G.S., Weaver, W.D., Pfeffer, M.A., McMurray, J.J. , Califf, R.M. and Velazquez, E.J. (2008) Racial analysis of patients with myocardial infarction complicated by heart failure and/or left ventricular dysfunction treated with valsartan, captopril, or both. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 51(19), pp. 1865-1871. (doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2007.12.050)

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Abstract

African Americans have a high incidence of heart failure (HF). Limited retrospective observational subgroup analyses of patients with left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD) suggest marginal benefit of angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors in the prevention of HF hospitalizations or total mortality in African Americans.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McMurray, Professor John
Authors: Prisant, L.M., Thomas, K.L., Lewis, E.F., Huang, Z., Francis, G.S., Weaver, W.D., Pfeffer, M.A., McMurray, J.J., Califf, R.M., and Velazquez, E.J.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Publisher:Elsevier

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