• Incidence of nontraditional risk factors elevated in younger Black patients with CAD

    9 days ago - By Healio

    Black patients with CAD aged 45 years or younger had more nontraditional risk factors than older Black patients with CAD, researchers reported at the virtual Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions.
    The nontraditional risk factors more prevalent in Black patients with CAD younger than 45 years compared with Black patients with CAD aged 45 years or older included drug and alcohol abuse, HIV and depression.
    According to the researchers, the younger cohort had lower incidence of traditional risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, HF and obstructive sleep
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