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why is it necessary that white patients should be started with an ace inhibitor or beta blocker while blacks with calcium channel blocker/diuretics?

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Dr. Manjeet Singh
9 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
There's no rule: There's no rule that white patients need to be started on ACEI or Beta blocker and vice versa. It all depends on what is being treated HTN vs Coronary artery disease.
Answered on Nov 13, 2017
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