Low income tied to mortality risk after STEMI hospitalization

ATLANTA — Patients with low household income who presented with STEMI faced greater risk for inpatient mortality, longer hospital stay and need for invasive mechanical ventilation vs. patients with higher income, a speaker reported here.
At the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions, Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, MD, a hospitalist at Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service in Mississippi, presented findings that individuals in the lowest quartile of household income experienced worse outcomes after STEMI compared with those in the highest quartile.
“These

ATLANTA — Patients with low household income who presented with STEMI faced greater risk for inpatient mortality, longer hospital stay and need for invasive mechanical ventilation vs. patients with higher income, a speaker reported here.
At the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Scientific Sessions, Abdul Mannan Khan Minhas, MD, a hospitalist at Hattiesburg Clinic Hospital Care Service in Mississippi, presented findings that individuals in the lowest quartile of household income experienced worse outcomes after STEMI compared with those in the highest quartile.
“These