Irene L. Katzan, M.D., M.S. Awarded AHA Grant to Study Racial Disparities in Stroke Care and Outcomes

By | May 1, 2005

Dr. Katzan MD and others of the Cleveland Stroke Outcomes Research Program received the $120,000 grant from the American Heart Association`s Ohio Valley Affiliate. The two-year study will collect data at 17 hospitals in Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties to provide information that will address ways to reduce the excess mortality observed in black stroke victims. Currently, stroke mortality is approximately twice as high in blacks as in whites, making it the single most important contributor to excess mortality among blacks.Dr. Katzan MD