Hypertensive crisis are common in Black adults
Black adults experience hypertensive crisis, defined as blood pressure of or above 200/120 mmHg at a rate that is five times the national average, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Joint Hypertension 2018 Scientific Sessions. Factors that predict organ damage from hypertensive crisis include age, male gender, anemia, chronic kidney disease and having a history of stroke or cardiovascular disease.
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