Lower blood pressure goal benefits African-Americans with chronic kidney disease, protein in the urine – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A lower blood pressure goal is no better than a standard one at slowing progression of kidney disease among African Americans who have chronic kidney disease resulting from high blood pressure. However, a blood pressure goal did benefit people who also had protein in the urine, which is a sign of kidney damage. Dr. Griffin Rodgers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases explains, a recent study adds this new information about benefit from lowering blood pressure.
Rodgers: And this information may help doctors practice evidence-based personalized medicine, and the tailoring of treatment regimens for patients who have unique characteristics.
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