Heart Disease and Race NPR's Richard Harris reports on a new study which finds that a drug commonly used to treat heart failure is much less effective in black patients than it is in whites. The study suggests that doctors need to be more vigilant when treating black patients with heart failure. And it also has raised questions about when it is appropriate to focus on race in medical research.

Heart Disease and Race

Heart Disease and Race

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NPR's Richard Harris reports on a new study which finds that a drug commonly used to treat heart failure is much less effective in black patients than it is in whites. The study suggests that doctors need to be more vigilant when treating black patients with heart failure. And it also has raised questions about when it is appropriate to focus on race in medical research.