Tailoring treatment to minority patients.

  title={Tailoring treatment to minority patients.},
  author={Elijah B Saunders},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={88 3B},
The treatment of high blood pressure in black people is often complicated by a variety of factors. These include the tendency of black hypertensive patients to have three to five times the cardiovascular mortality of white hypertensive patients, black hypertensives' more frequent progression to end-organ damage and stroke, and socioeconomic conditions that impede access to proper health care. In addition, blacks have a unique hemodynamic profile, one that alters the efficacy of many… CONTINUE READING