By Alan Mozes
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Black adults who undergo a common procedure to open up clogged arteries are readmitted to the hospital more often than their white peers. They’re also more likely to die in the years after treatment, a new study finds.
Researchers looked at how patients fared following balloon angioplasty and coronary stenting — “one of the most common cardiovascular procedures performed in the U.S.,” said study co-author Dr. Devraj Sukul.
“We found significant differences in post-discharge outcomes such as readmission and long-term mortality,” said Sukul, an interventional cardiologist at the University of Michigan.