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Racial Disparities and Cardiovascular Disease: One Size Fits All Approach?
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  • Santoshi Ashwitha ,
  • Alexandra Wee,
  • Manasi Shirke,
  • Amer Harky
Santoshi Ashwitha
Queen’s University Belfast, School of Medicine, , UK
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Alexandra Wee
Queen’s University Belfast, School of Medicine, , UK
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Manasi Shirke
Queen’s University Belfast, School of Medicine, , UK
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Amer Harky
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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Abstract

Background: Despite recent advancements in prevention, treatment, and management options, cardiovascular diseases contribute to one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Several studies highlight the compelling evidence for the existence of healthcare inequities and disparities in the treatment and management control of cardiovascular diseases. Aims: To explore the role of racial disparities in the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases, highlighting the role of socioeconomic and cultural factors, and ultimately postulate solutions to eliminate the disparities. Methods: A comprehensive review of literature was conducted using appropriate keywords on search engines of SCOPUS, Wiley, PubMed, and SAGE Journals. Conclusion: By continued research to eliminate healthcare inequalities, there exists a potential to improve health-related outcomes in minority populations.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

28 Aug 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
29 Aug 2020Submission Checks Completed
29 Aug 2020Assigned to Editor
29 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
02 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Major
06 Sep 20201st Revision Received
07 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
07 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
08 Sep 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
08 Sep 2020Editorial Decision: Accept