Title

Comparison of Perception of Angina Pectoris During Exercise Testing in African-Americans Versus Caucasians

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1999

Description

In a sample of 142 patients with positive treadmill test results, we found that African-Americans reported anginal pain during exercise at nearly twice the rate of Caucasians, and had a significantly shorter time to angina. The mechanisms for these race differences remain to be elucidated, but may include underlying physiologic responses, ethnocultural differences, psychological state, socioeconomic differences, and experimenter bias.

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