A Comparative Study of Myocardial Infarction in the White and Negro Races
A review of 519 consecutive cases of myocardial infarction reveals an unexpectedly high incidence in the Negro female. Not only does this catastrophe occur at an earlier age in the Negro woman, but also is less frequently associated with angina, pursues a more virulent course and is associated with a higher fatality rate than that recorded in the white race and in the Negro male. Comparative clinical features in the two sexes of the white and Negro races are presented.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.