masked hypertension


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masked hypertension

hypertension detected in at-home measurements but not in the clinical setting.

masked hypertension

Elevated BP that is not identified during professional evaluations in the office but only during ambulatory home blood pressure monitoring.
See also: hypertension
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Home and ambulatory blood pressure to identify white coat and masked hypertension in the pediatric patient.
There is no scientific evidence to corroborate the use of antihypertensive drugs at bed time in the presence of masked hypertension (no dipper and riser patterns).
Pickering TG, Davidson K, Gerin W, Schwartz JE (2002) Masked hypertension.
To the best of our knowledge, there was no study that evaluated WCH and/or WCE, or masked hypertension in the treated or untreated Omani population.
Compared with patients with optimal blood pressure without masked hypertension, multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios for total mortality for those with optimal clinic BP but masked hypertension were 2.
In the study, using a home BP monitor on six workdays during a two-week period detected masked hypertension in about 12 percent of patients.
In my opinion, masked hypertension isn't adequately addressed by current guidelines," said Dr.
Masked hypertension is defined as normal office blood pressure but high ambulatory blood pressure or home blood pressure.
And children with masked hypertension were four times more likely to have a form of hypertension-related heart damage called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) than children with normal blood pressure.
With masked hypertension, a patient may have normal blood pressure in a doctor's office, but experience spikes at other times.
Masked hypertension carries the same stroke and cardiovascular risks as sustained hypertension, as shown in a major 10-year study involving more than 1,300 patients (J.
Mitsnefes and his team found that almost one third of children with CKD showed normal blood pressure readings but actually had high levels of blood pressure, a condition called masked hypertension.