Black adults are more likely than whites to die following a first-time heart attack, according to a new study. In a review of major heart studies involving more than 28,000 people, researchers found that black men between the ages of 45 and 64 were twice as likely to die of a first-time heart attack than white men. For black women, the risk of a first-time fatal heart attack was also greater than white women in the same age range, the researchers found. The study, funded in part by NHLBI, appears in the journal Circulation.
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