A large, population-based study has found cardiac ablation for ventricular tachycardia (VT) procedures is more likely to be performed on patients who are white males from wealthier neighborhoods.

Conversely, black women and patients from disadvantaged areas are the least likely to undergo the heart procedure used to control this life-threatening heart rhythm, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

The study was published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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