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Dr Denberg has raised some interesting points regarding the consensus statement on management of high blood pressure in African Americans.1 The HAAWG set its task on providing the first evidence-based clinical tool for treating high blood pressure in African Americans. Prior to our report, no guidelines existed on treating hypertension in this population, which has a higher rate of cardiovascular events, compared with white Americans.
Douglas JG. Questioning Race-Based Hypertension Management—Reply. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(14):1744-1745. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.14.1744