Management of High Blood Pressure in Blacks

An Update of the International Society on Hypertension in Blacks (ISHIB) Consensus Statement
An ISHIB consensus statement published in 2003 (Management of High Blood Pressure in African Americans) was the first such document to focus primarily on hypertension in any black population.
The updated 2010 ISHIB consensus statement addresses important issues relating to prevention, diagnosis, risk stratification, and clinical management of hypertension and cardiovascular-renal risk reduction in black patients with hypertension.

Recommendations for the use of CCBs

CCBs are one of the preferred choices for monotherapy (diuretic also possible)1.
CCBs are one of the preferred choices in combination with a renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blocker (thiazide + RAS blocker also possible)1.


  1. Flack JM, et al. Hypertension 2010;56:780-800. Available at: Accessed 4 December 2013.