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Cardiac Risk Factors and Prevention Efforts Differ by Age, Sex, and Race

Improved and more consistent interventions could help to reduce the chances of a second heart attack, and possibly death, among the more than 15 million Americans who suffer from coronary heart disease. A recently published study led by Yale School of Public Health researchers found that some of these patients – especially women and some minority groups – leave the hospital with their risk factors unaddressed or poorly managed. The research, which appears in Journal of Women’s Health, evaluated five cardiac risk factors and management strategies by age, sex, and race among 2,369 patients hospitalized for acute myocardial infarction.