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Racial Disparities Persist in Hospital Stroke Care
Date:3/22/2010

study lead author Dr. Lee H. Schwamm, director of the TeleStroke and Acute Stroke Services at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said in a news release from the American Heart Association. "We suspect that's because black patients are more likely to have stroke at younger ages and present with less severe strokes than the other groups."

Schwamm said researchers need to "identify the causes of these differences in care among ethnic groups so we can develop strategies to eliminate that small but persistent disparity."

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The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more about stroke.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, March 22, 2010


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