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Editor's Correspondence
July 28, 2003

Questioning Race-Based Hypertension Management—Reply

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(14):1744-1745. doi:10.1001/archinte.163.14.1744

In reply

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.

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