Social determinants of health in the outpatient setting played a key role in the disparity, the study finds.
White adults were twice as likely as Black adults to receive mechanical heart pumps or heart transplants, according to study.
The ability to predict risk was even greater when combined with traditional measures of cardiac stress such as BNP.
Smoking, diabetes and obesity – not pre-existing heart disease, pose a bigger risk of COVID-19 death
People with cardiovascular disease still have a high burden of risk factors for severe COVID.
Diet is the greatest contributor to death from cardiovascular disease.
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