African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension - AASK


Although the relationship between elevated blood pressure and progression to renal disease is considered causal, very few randomized data have tested the effects of intensive blood pressure control on the progression of renal impairment. The current trial sought to study the effects of an intensive blood pressure target, as compared with a traditional blood-pressure target, on the progression of chronic kidney disease among black patients with hypertensive chronic kidney disease.