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Hypertension in Asian/Pacific Island Americans.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19302427     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Asian/Pacific Islander Americans (APIAs) are the fastest growing population in the United States by percentage. Hypertension is common and increases cardiovascular risk to a great extent in this population. The medical problems of this group are being increasingly encountered by US physicians. Many gene mutations associated with hypertension are more common in Asians. The significance of these polymorphisms in the pathogenesis of hypertension in APIAs is unclear. The percentage of APIAs who are aware, treated, and controlled is small. There may be some differences in the responses to antihypertensive medications between APIAs and whites. The results of human studies on the effect of drinking of tea on blood pressure in different groups are conflicting. Cough associated with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor therapy may be more common in APIAs than in whites. There is a need for more education of APIAs regarding hypertension and for more effective treatment of hypertension by the physicians caring for this population.
Ralph E Watson; Rudruidee Karnchanasorn; Ved V Gossain
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical hypertension (Greenwich, Conn.)     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1751-7176     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Publication Date:  2009 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-03-23     Completed Date:  2009-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888554     Medline TA:  J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  148-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Hypertension Clinic, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, Clinical Center, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Antihypertensive Agents / therapeutic use
Asian Americans / genetics,  statistics & numerical data*
Attitude to Health / ethnology
Cultural Diversity
Genetic Predisposition to Disease / epidemiology
Health Education*
Health Services Accessibility / statistics & numerical data*
Hypertension / drug therapy,  ethnology*,  genetics
Needs Assessment
Oceanic Ancestry Group / genetics,  statistics & numerical data*
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index
United States / epidemiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antihypertensive Agents

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