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Lack of private insurance contribute to higher deaths among black heart transplant patients
Date:5/31/2010

ames, within a month, three months, six months or a year after transplantation.

Study investigators found that race matching did little or nothing to close the significant gap in blacks' survival rates. Whether or not African Americans received a heart from a black donor, they faced a 46 percent higher chance of dying within 10 years after heart transplantation. Specifically, 45.8 percent of blacks were alive and well after 10 years, a rate 11.4 percent lower than for whites and 10.8 percent lower than for Hispanics.

Researchers say previous reports from nearly a dozen other academic medical centers offered conflicting accounts about any potential benefits from race matching. They say the latest study findings help set the clinical record straight by pooling data from more than 140 hospitals licensed to perform heart transplants instead of relying on data within individual hospitals.

Shah says the data "really prompts us to re-evaluate everything that we do for our more vulnerable patients and to tailor our efforts to the specific needs of each patient, especially African Americans, if we hope to fix racial disparities in surviving heart transplantation.

"This problem is not just about biology or race, it is also about the health system that supports our patients," says Shah, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and its Heart and Vascular Institute.

He also notes that transplant patients can now put their minds at ease that having a racially matched donor heart will not help or hurt them.

Lifting survival rates among blacks, who represent 15 percent of all heart transplants, will, Shah says, require further study of which life-extending factors may work, such as antirejection drug dosages, more stringent follow-up to ensure patient compliance with drug regimens and scheduled appointments, and education about early signs of infection and possible organ rejection, inclu
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Contact: David March
dmarch1@jhmi.edu
410-955-1534
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
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