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

nt of African Americans with donated hearts, he notes, survived longer than 10 years.

An early identification system for those at higher risk of rejection and death, and data on any differences in treatment protocols could help narrow the survival gap for blacks, he says.

"This research is key to correcting the survival disparity in African Americans in surviving heart transplantation, and helps us learn how to take better care of some of our most high-risk transplant recipients," says Allen.


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Contact: David March
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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
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