Closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians’ cardiac health outcomes requires more than access to 24/7 cardiac catheterisation facilities, researchers say. A far north Queensland study, presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress, found Indigenous Australians have higher rates of PCI or cardiac surgery (OR 1.39), ventricular dysfunction (OR 1.31), and valvular disease ...
We’re closing the gap on cardiac interventions – but not yet on outcomes
By Mardi Chapman
9 Sep 2020