Targeting Hypertension

IN FOCUS: AT-RISK POPULATIONS

The AMA's LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, address racial health disparities in hypertension.

Racial health disparities are rampant in hypertension

Uncontrolled high BPwhich the AMA's LaMar Hasbrouck, MD, calls a “silent killer in terms of symptoms"affects African-Americans at a much higher rate than the U.S. population overall. With black patients, physicians should especially focus on medication adherence, patient education and lifestyle change, Dr. Hasbrouck and other heart-care experts said.

More than 300 organizations honored for BP-control efforts

Participation in the AMA’s Target: BP Recognition Program helps physicians contribute to improving the national blood pressure control rate.