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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Since ABP averages multiple measurements, it is the accepted standard for diagnosing masked hypertension.
With ABP as a reference for the diagnosis of masked hypertension, ROBP failed to identify this condition in just 2 out of the 48 patients.
Taking blood pressure at the doctor's office clearly misses many cases of masked hypertension," said Dr Susan Furth, a pediatric nephrologist at Hopkins Children' and one of the study's principal investigators.
Also, Children with masked hypertension were four times more prone to developing LVH than children with normal blood pressure.