Blacks are more likely to experience BP-related stroke, study says

12/11/2012 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Blacks with stage 1 hypertension had a higher risk of stroke than whites, according to a study of 27,748 people in the U.S. The stroke risk related to a 10 mmHg increase in systolic blood pressure was 8% higher in whites and 24% higher in blacks ages 45 and older. The study appeared online in Archives of Internal Medicine.

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