What’s white coat hypertension?
are approximately 20% of people whose pressures are higher in a doctor’s
office than at home: this hypertension is called “white coat hypertension”.
The blood pressure is ³
140/90 mmHg when measured in office, on the contrary normal daytime ambulatory
blood pressure is < 135/85 mmHg. The risk of this kind of hypertension is
small, but it is possibly a precursor to clear hypertension. This subjects must
be placed in context of the overall risk
profile. Furthermore they need to be reassured, follow up and monitoring again.
Hypertension resistant to treatment
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