J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown) 2021 Apr 28. Epub 2021 Apr 28.
Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and De Gasperis Cardio Center Cardiology IV and De Gasperis Cardio Center, ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda School of Emergency Medicine School of Medicine and Surgery, Università degli Studi Milano-Bicocca, Milan, Italy.
Background: In multiethnic societies, it has frequently and repeatedly been shown that some minority groups have higher rates of traditional coronary artery disease (CAD) risk factors, different rates of treatment with revascularization procedures, and excess morbidity and mortality from CAD when compared with the white population. In the last two decades, Italy is becoming a diverse society with more than five millions of inhabitants from minority ethnic groups: for this reason, we decided to investigate whether ethnic differences in our metropolitan area are similar compared with the experience of Western countries.
Methods And Results: We performed a retrospective cohort study of 1285 patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) hospitalized at Intensive Cardiac Care Unit (ICCU), Heart Center of ASST Grande Ospedale Metropolitano Niguarda, Milan, Italy between 2014 and the end of 2019. Read More