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American Heart Association

Hispanic stroke patients less likely to receive clot-busting drugs in

Abstract TMP24 (Room Hall G)

Hispanic stroke patients admitted to hospitals in the border states of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas were less likely than non-Hispanics in the same border states to receive clot-busting drugs and more likely to die, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2014.

Researchers analyzed stroke care for Hispanic and non-Hispanic patients according to demographics and clinical characteristics in states bordering Mexico and states not on the Mexican border. They found:


Note: Actual presentation is 6:10 p.m. PT Thursday, Feb. 13, 201

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