DIADS Project 2: Racial Disparities in Ischemic Stroke and Atherosclerotic Risk Factors in the Young

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Investigator: Heather J. Fullerton, MD
Sponsor: Kaiser Foundation Research Institute

Location(s): United States

Description

Blood pressure control rates are known to differ by race and are likely be an important contributor to racial disparities in stroke, particularly for young African American adults in whom a disturbing increase in stroke rates has occurred in recent years. The DIADS program will provide information that is likely to result in better understanding of stroke etiology in the young and a hypertension (HTN) treatment program that can reduce HTN control disparities and be disseminated widely, resulting in reduction of stroke disparities.