Race‐based and sex‐based differences in bioactive lipid mediators after myocardial infarction
Leucocyte‐directed specialized pro‐resolving mediators (SPMs) are essential for cardiac repair, and their biosynthesis coincides with the expression of pro‐inflammatory mediators; however, the precise quantitation during an acute myocardial infarction (MI) event is poorly understood in race‐specific and sex‐specific manner. Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the USA. Although the prevalence of coronary heart disease is similar between Black and White patients, cardiovascular events (including MI), rehospitalization, and mortality are disproportionately higher in Black patients. Therefore, understanding differences in inflammation and resolution can enable the development of predictive, personalized, and precise treatment and attenuate sex/racial disparities. Thus, herein, we assess differences in bioactive lipids and SPMs, between Black and White patients experiencing an acute MI.