- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The Medical University of South Carolina has $4 million from the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association to study heart disease and stroke among minority patients.

The Post and Courier of Charleston (https://bit.ly/1KWjk9e) reports that MUSC will investigate why black patients have more trouble recovering from a stroke than white patients.

A study published last year by the American Heart Association shows hospitalizations for black stroke patients younger than 65 in South Carolina increased more than 17 percent between 2001 and 2010. The study showed that stroke hospitalizations among middle-age white patients did not change.

The state health department says South Carolina has the sixth highest rate of stroke-related death in the United States.

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