Cultural considerations: Pharmacological and nonpharmacological means for improving blood pressure control among Hispanic patients

Neela K. Patel, Robert C. Wood, David V. Espino

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States, and its prevention and treatment remain a priority for the medical community. Ethnic variations account for some differences in the prevalence of hypertension and blood pressure (BP) control rates among Hispanics, indicating the need for culturally appropriate management models. Aggressive treatment strategies are key to achieving optimal BP control in high-risk Hispanic patients. Hypertension in this ethnic group continues to be a major health concern. Of note, when provided access to comprehensive care, Hispanics demonstrate similar response rates to treatment as the majority of non-Hispanic whites. This highlights the importance of effective, culturally responsive hypertension management among high-risk Hispanic patients for achieving observable, positive health outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number831016
JournalInternational Journal of Hypertension
Volume2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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