Black Patients Less Likely to Receive Heart Transplants

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Compared to white patients, Black patients with advanced heart failure are sicker by the time they receive an LVAD, a type of “bridge” to a heart transplant. This may help explain why Black patients are less likely to receive a permanent heart transplant.

https://showme.missouri.edu/2021/mu-study-finds-racial-inequality-within-heart-transplant-process/