The incidence of white coat hypertension
decreased with increasing severity of clinic blood pressure values.
To help differentiate true blood pressure elevation from white coat hypertension
ask to have your blood pressure taken at the end of the exam after you have had ample time to relax and adjust to your surroundings.
Average systolic blood pressure readings in the 41 patients with white coat hypertension
were 137 mm Hg by doctors' measurements, 133 mm Hg by nurses, 123 mm Hg by the automated device, and 121 mm Hg on ambulatory daytime monitoring.
Comparing the effects of white coat hypertension
and sustained hypertension on mortality in a OK primary care setting.
Average diastolic blood pressure readings in patients with white coat hypertension
were 86 mm Hg when taken by doctors, 83 mm Hg by nurses, 75 mm Hg by the automated device, and 73 mm Hg by ambulatory monitoring.
In a cohort of nearly 6,000 primary care patients identified by their physicians as having clinic blood pressures needing further investigation or referral to hypertension treatment, about 23% fit the diagnostic criteria for white coat hypertension
, Martin Dawes, M.
Therefore the significant adverse effects and economic costs associated with drugs prescribed for hypertension are not counterbalanced by therapeutic benefit in patients with white coat hypertension
The results are particularly compelling, he added, because "this is the first study to use ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, so we have selected out all white coat hypertension
17, 2001, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ("CMS") has approved reimbursement for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring for the diagnosis of suspected white coat hypertension
White coat hypertension
is common in obstructive sleep apnea, said Francisco Garcia-Rio, Ph.
3] Research with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) clearly demonstrates the importance of white coat hypertension
in making an accurate diagnosis of hypertension.
It is estimated that as many as 20% of these may have white coat hypertension
and may be receiving treatment unnecessarily.