Clinical Trials

ClinicalTrials.gov: A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
62 studies: Heart Disease and Hispanics
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=HEART+DISEASE+AND+HISPANICS&Search=Search

ClinicalTrials.gov: A service of the U.S. National Institutes of Health
248 studies: Heart Disease and African Americans
http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/results?term=HEART+DISEASE+AND+AFRICAN+AMERICANS&Search=Search

Public Information

Million HeartsTM – About Heart Disease & Stroke
We’re all at risk for heart disease and stroke. However, certain groups—including African Americans, older individuals, and women—are at higher risk than others. With more than 2 million heart attacks and strokes happening every year in the United States, it’s important to know the risks.
http://millionhearts.hhs.gov/abouthds/risk-factors.html

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute – People Science Health
A-Z Index: Welcome to the NHLBI’s Health Topics Web site. The NHLBI developed this site for patients, caregivers, and the public. Health Topics provides science-based, plain-language information related to heart, lung, and blood diseases and conditions and sleep disorders. The site contains articles on diseases, conditions, tests, procedures, and other relevant topics, which you can e-mail, print, and share. New topics will be added regularly.
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/by-alpha/

Jackson Heart Study
The Jackson Heart Study is the largest study in history to investigate the inherited (genetic) factors that affect high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, diabetes and other important diseases in African Americans. These studies are likely to lead to the development of new treatments that do more good and less harm than treatments that are available today.
http://jhs.jsums.edu/jhsinfo/

Baltimore City Health Department – Cardiovascular Disease and the Health Disparities Initiative (HDI)
The Baltimore City Health Department’s Health Disparities Inititiative (HDI) was initially launched to reduce the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD), stroke and diabetes among Baltimore City minority residents through increased access to regular health information, cardiovascular screenings and referrals, and to address health inequities.
http://baltimorehealth.org/cardiovascular.html

Womenshealth.gov – Empowering women to live healthier lives! African American
Of all minority groups, African-Americans have the most, and many times the largest, differences in health risks when compared to other minority groups. African-Americans have more disease, disability, and early death as well. The illnesses and diseases featured here are among the top health concerns facing African-American women.
www.womenshealth.gov/minority-health/african-americans/

Womenshealth.gov – Empowering women to live healthier lives! Latinos
Latinos are the largest, fastest-growing, and youngest minority group in the United States. They are sometimes called Hispanic-Americans. Latino is not a race, but an ethnicity. Latinos are persons of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin. Latinos may be any race. This helps to explain variations in disease rates between subgroups of Latinos.women.
www.womenshealth.gov/minority-health/latinas/

University At Albany – Minority Health
Center for the Elimination of Minority Health Disparities
Web Resources for Community-Based Organizations
http://www.albany.edu/cemhd/9246.php

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Summaries of the news related to health and health care issues that affect underserved and racial and ethnic communities, recent journal articles and other research developments in the field.
http://www.kff.org/minorityhealth/index.cfm

Global Information

Heart Disease World Wide Statistics
http://bellevuecollege.edu/artshum/materials/inter/Spring04/SizeMatters/…

World Health Organization
The link between smoking and heart disease has been well described in populations all over the world. http://www.who.int/tobacco/research/heart_disease/en/index.html

Journal Studies

Readmission rates for Hispanic Medicare beneficiaries with heart failure and acute myocardial infarction.
Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the US population and have a higher prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors than non-Hispanic whites.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21835285

Treatment and outcomes for congestive heart failure by race/ethnicity in TRICARE.
Equitable access to health insurance coverage may improve outcomes of care for chronic health conditions and mitigate racial/ethnic health disparities.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21422958

African American race and prevalence of atrial fibrillation: a meta-analysis.
It has been observed that African American race is associated with a lower prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) compared to Caucasian race.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22548197

US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health
Black and other-race Americans are at greater risk of developing noncardiogenic acute respiratory failure compared to white Americans.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22511134