Racial differences in sudden cardiac death among hypertensive patients during antihypertensive therapy: The LIFE study
African Continental Ancestry Group
Death, Sudden, Cardiac
Black hypertensive patients are at increased risk of SCD. The higher risk of SCD in black patients persists after adjusting for the higher prevalence of risk factors in black patients, in-treatment blood pressure, and the established predictive value of in-treatment electrocardiographic left ventricular hypertrophy and heart rate for SCD in this population.