Racial differences in sudden cardiac death among hypertensive patients during antihypertensive therapy: The LIFE study Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • African Continental Ancestry Group
  • Antihypertensive Agents
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Hypertension

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • April 2012

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.hrthm.2011.11.008

PubMed ID

  • 22079554

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 531

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 9

number

  • 4