Hypertensive cardiovascular disease in African Americans
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- Wali, R.K. & Weir, M.R. Curr Hypertens Rep (1999) 1: 521. doi:10.1007/s11906-996-0025-8
Hypertension is the most common public health challenge in the United States because of its prevalence and associated increase in comorbid cardiovascular diseases . Yearly expenses related directly or indirectly to the treatment and detection of hypertension in the United States are approximately $10 billion, excluding the enormous yearly financial burden of $259 billion and the social burden from heart disease and stroke, which remain the first and third leading causes of death, respectively, in the United States . Despite the importance of these observations, blood pressure is poorly controlled in the United States.