Social determinants of health and its impact on cardiovascular disease in underserved populations: A critical review

Inderbir Padda, Daniel Fabian, Meena Farid, Arun Mahtani, Yashendra Sethi, Tushar Ralhan, Maumita Das, Sonam Chandi, Gurpreet Johal

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Abstract

In the United States, a patient succumbs to cardiovascular disease (CVD) every 33 seconds and costs the healthcare system close to $240 billion dollars annually. Social determinants of health (SDOH) are key factors responsible in structuring the well-being of individuals and communities. It significantly influences health outcomes and is reliant on several factors such as economic stability, education, healthcare access, community composition, and governmental policies. This review explores the impact of SDOH on the escalating global burden of CVD and identifies potential modifiable risk factors that contribute to acute coronary syndrome (ACS) among underserved communities. In addition, it also addresses the necessity for interventions to narrow healthcare related disparities ensuring improvement in CVD outcomes in this subgroup of population.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102373
JournalCurrent Problems in Cardiology
Volume49
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2024
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiovascular
  • Health disparities
  • Public Health
  • Review
  • SDOH
  • Social determinants

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