Should Treatment Differ in African-American and Caucasian Patients?

  • W. Dallas Hall
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


Should treatment differ in African-Americans and Caucasians? The answer is yes and no. Yes, the choice of initial monotherapy should differ in hypertensive African-Americans and Caucasians. No, the selection and use of antihypertensive drugs should not differ once the patient needs the addition of a second or third drug. No, the compelling clinical indications for specific antihypertensive drug classes do not differ between African-Americans and Caucasians.


Resistant Hypertension Joint National Committee Goal Blood Pressure Hypertension Optimal Treatment Dietary Salt Intake 
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