As results of the REGARDS study indicate, African American patients are more likely to be aware of having hypertension, more likely to be undergoing treatment, more likely to be treated more intensively, yet they are less likely to achieve blood pressure control. Current literature suggests these disparities are a combined result of socioeconomic factors, psychological stress, and a higher incidence of hypertensive risk factors.
Top 5 Cardiometabolic Health Topics You Can’t Miss at the 14th Annual CMHC
Alarmingly, recent statistics indicate that over one-third of the population has at least one cardiometabolic risk factor, ranging from dyslipidemia and hypertension to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In the time of a cardiometabolic public health crisis, it is more important than ever for clinicians to equip themselves with the latest therapeutic strategies and protocols in order to prevent, treat, and manage disease. Delivering optimal patient care and enhancing health outcomes requires medical professionals to stay up-to-date on developments and advances in cardiometabolic health through continuing medical education.