Black Patients With A-fib at Higher Risk of Stroke, Penn Study Finds

Rajat Deo of the Perelman School of Medicine is highlighted for finding that black patients with atrial fibrillation are at a higher risk of stroke than white patients. He says, “I strongly believe that we have enough information from our study and others to implement community-based programs for the detection of cardiac arrhythmia such as atrial fibrillation and the subsequent initiation of anticoagulation therapy.”

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