Published in Women's Health Weekly, November 16th, 2006
The study, presented at CHEST 2006, the 72nd annual international scientific assembly of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), revealed that racial disparities exist in pulmonary hypertension mortality and morbidity, with African-American women exhibiting the highest mortality rate when compared with all other groups.
"Idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, by definition, means that there is no clear attributable cause for this disease," said study author Kala Davis, MD, Stanford University School of...
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