Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hispanic groups differ in cardiac conditions

Hispanic groups differ in cardiac conditions"Different patterns of left ventricular hypertrophy and ventricular remodeling exist among Hispanic subgroups and in comparison with non-Hispanic whites and blacks, a study found. After adjustment for hypertension and other variables, Hispanic subgroups had these odds ratios for left ventricular hypertrophy compared with whites, according to an online report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology":

* Caribbean origin, OR 1.8 (95% CI 1.1 to 3)
* Mexican origin, OR 2.2 (95% CI 1.4 to 3.3)
* Central/South American origin, OR 1.5 (95% CI 0.7 to 3.1) - medpagetoday

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