Tight Blood Pressure Control Not Enough To Temper Kidney Disease In African-Americans

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 13:55 in Health & Medicine

Even when their blood pressure is kept strictly under control with the best available medicine, African-American patients with chronic kidney disease continue to lose their kidney function over time, research shows. The finding suggests that treating CKD in this population may be vastly more complex than researchers had previously thought, with blood pressure control being only one piece of the therapeutic puzzle.

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