Released on July 20, this new issue of Ethnicity & Disease brings to light the health inequities in hypertension and target organ damage and risk factors. This compilation of 20 articles, 11 of which are original research reports, addresses the themes of: surveillance, health services research, conceptual and theoretical frameworks for achieving health equity; strategies for research training and career development; and research on the organ damage related to hypertension and its implications for clinical and public health practice.
To get a quick glimpse of the issue’s articles, visit Ethnicity & Disease and refer to the Foreword by Guest Editor George A. Mensah, MD, MPH, director of the Center for Translation Research and Implementation Science at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. A few examples of research studies from scientists around the world in this issue include:
- Nocturnal Non-dipping Blood Pressure Profile in Black Normotensives Is Associated with Cardiac Target Organ Damage
- Age, Race and Cardiovascular Outcomes in African American Veterans
- Barriers and Facilitators to Nurse Management of Hypertension: A Qualitative Analysis from Western Kenya
- Hypertension and Migraine in the Northern Manhattan Study
- Non-White Race Is an Independent Risk Factor for Hospitalization for Aortic Dissection
- Heart Failure Hospitalization by Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Age in California: Implications for Prevention
For more information on these and other studies published in this issue of Ethnicity & Disease, please visit the journal.