Seven years' mortality in Roma and non-Roma patients after coronary angiography

Adriana Sudzinova*, Iveta Nagyova, Jaroslav Rosenberger, Martin Studencan, Helena Vargova, Berrie Middel, Jitse P. van Dijk, Sijmen A. Reijneveld

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

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BACKGROUND: Ethnicity is associated with differences in clinical course and outcomes of cardiac disease, often in association with a poorer socioeconomic position. The aim of this study was to compare the mortality after coronary angiography (CAG) of Roma and non-Roma patients matched for education and adjusted for gender and age.

METHODS: In total, 816 patients were included in the study (167 Roma and 649 non-Roma). Data on socio-demographic background, disease history, use of drugs, coronary findings and type of treatment were obtained from medical records. Mortality was assessed up to seven years after CAG. Kaplan-Meier curves of mortality were plotted, and differences between the Roma and non-Roma patients were assessed using log-rank tests, matched for education and adjusted for gender and age.

RESULTS: Mortality after CAG was significantly higher among Roma than non-Roma (log-rank test χ(2) = 7.59, P < 0.01) and remained so after matching for education and adjustment for gender, age, history of previous myocardial infarction and abnormal CAG (hazard ratio: 2.07, 95% confidence interval: 1.13-3.82).

CONCLUSION: Mortality after CAG is higher among Roma, and this is not due to differences in age, gender or education. These results warrant further reconsideration of the management of Roma cardiac patients.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)765-769
Aantal pagina's5
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Public Health
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
StatusPublished - okt.-2015

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