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Researchers from the University of Missouri conducted a study that found disparities in treating Black and white patients with advanced heart failure.

According to a news release, the study found that Black patients with advanced heart failure were more likely to receive a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) — a pump implanted into the chest to help blood flow throughout the body — later in their disease progression when compared to white patients, ultimately resulting in worse health outcomes.

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