Study: Heart Failure Affecting more African-Americans
The New York Times reported on March 18th about a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine about increased numbers of young African-American's falling victim to heart failure. The study and article said that young black adults succumbed to heart failure twenty times more than whites. The New York Times article said, "Most of the heart failure patients were in their 30s and 40s. Three black men and two black women with heart failure died during the study period. The researchers estimated that heart failure strikes one in 100 blacks under age 50 in the United States." Many of the people studied were also susceptible to developing diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Heart failure typically affects people in the older demographics, which is why this studied has received much notoriety.