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Management of Hypertension in African Americans

Purpose:

To manage an African American with hypertension.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, General Practice, Nephrology, Vascular Medicine

Objective:

options, diet, prevention

ICD-10:

I10, I11, I12, I13, I15

Description:

African Americans with hypertension are at increased risk for serious complications. Hypertensive Blacks have a high rate of cardiovascular disease, stroke and renal failure. These can often be prevented by careful attention to the various contributory factors that may be present.

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