publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Socioeconomic status and the development of atrial fibrillation in Hispanics, African Americans and non‐Hispanic whites

Eric Shulman; Faraj Kargoli; Philip Aagaard; Ethan Hoch; Luigi Di Biase; John Fisher; Jay Gross; Soo Kim; Kevin J. Ferrick; Andrew Krumerman;
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  • Published: 09 Jun 2017 Journal: Clinical Cardiology, volume 40, pages 770-776 (issn: 0160-9289, eissn: 1932-8737, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Despite having a higher burden of traditional AF risk factors, African American and Hispanic minorities have a lower incidence of AF when compared to non-Hispanic whites, referred to as the “racial paradox.” Hypothesis Lower SES among Hispanics and African Americans may help to explain the lower incidence rates of AF compared to non-Hispanic whites. Methods An electrocardiogram/electronic medical records database in New York State was interrogated for individuals free of AF for development of subsequent AF from 2000 to 2013. SES was asses...
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free text keywords: Gerontology, Socioeconomic status, Hazard ratio, Demography, Proportional hazards model, Internal medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Confidence interval, Atrial fibrillation, medicine.disease, Cardiology, Ethnic group, business.industry, business, Non-Hispanic whites, Incidence (epidemiology), Clinical Investigations
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Socioeconomic status and the development of atrial fibrillation in Hispanics, African Americans and non‐Hispanic whites

Eric Shulman; Faraj Kargoli; Philip Aagaard; Ethan Hoch; Luigi Di Biase; John Fisher; Jay Gross; Soo Kim; Kevin J. Ferrick; Andrew Krumerman;