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Long-Term Plan for Research and Translation in Hypertension for Enhancing Public Health

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  • Pathogenesis of systolic hypertension in the elderly.
  • Comparative effectiveness of different treatments among hypertensive patients with different pathophysiologic profiles.
  • Mechanistic studies of genetic and environmental factors in causing target organ damage in the young.
  • Obtain normative 24-hour blood pressure data in children and adolescents.
  • Treatment trial in young adults with subclinical cardiovascular disease measures as outcomes, and including comparisons of drug classes.
  • Evaluation of various approaches to management of resistant hypertension.
  • Obtain epidemiologic data on hypertension in sub-groups of Hispanics in addition to Mexican-Americans.
  • Explore factors, including genetics, responsible for the differential susceptibility of African Americans and whites to hypertensive kidney disease.
  • Collect additional information to elucidate the possible role of depression in hypertension.
  • Further studies of the role of uncontrolled hypertension in the etiology of dementia.
  • Clinical outcomes trial in adults of effects of increasing potassium and reducing sodium intake.

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