Study links hypertension, race, sudden cardiac deaths

04/10/2012 | HealthDay News

A study in HeartRhythm revealed that blacks with high blood pressure faced double the risk of sudden cardiac death as whites and other ethnic groups. However, the research did not prove a causal relationship between hypertension and sudden cardiac death, and the authors said more research is needed to explore the factors contributing to the elevated risk among black people.

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