Current Hypertension Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 6, pp 521–528 | Cite as

Hypertensive cardiovascular disease in African Americans

  • Ravinder K. Wali
  • Matthew R. Weir
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Abstract

Hypertension is the most common public health challenge in the United States because of its prevalence and associated increase in comorbid cardiovascular diseases [1]. 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 [2]. Despite the importance of these observations, blood pressure is poorly controlled in the United States.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ravinder K. Wali
    • 1
  • Matthew R. Weir
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Nephrology N3W143University of Maryland HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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