white-coat hypertension


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white-coat hypertension

(wīt′kōt′, hwĭt′-)
n.
Transient high blood pressure that occurs during a medical examination, presumably as a result of anxiety.
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However, patients with a family history of premature heart disease were more likely to experience white-coat hypertension.
Others believe that white-coat hypertension represents a fairly serious cardiovascular risk factor.
Patients were referred to the hypertension clinic from primary and secondary healthcare clinics in the hospital drainage area for evaluation of white-coat hypertension or apparent treatment-resistant hypertension.
The clinic ruled out white-coat hypertension in about 30%-40% of the roughly 200 children sent home with the monitors in 2009, according to Dr.
Plus, HARVEST participants with white-coat hypertension gained twice as much weight during follow-up.
For people with either masked or white-coat hypertension, the true test is a 24-hour blood pressure monitor," says Cleveland Clinic cardialogist and hypertension expert Donald Vidt, MD.
white-coat hypertension occurs when patients have elevated blood pressures in the office but normal readings at home.
It may be that some of those people had white-coat hypertension and weren't truly hypertensive in the first place, so they possibly get used to the medical situation and their pressure stops going up.
Since some patients may have white-coat hypertension, office readings may obscure the beneficial effects of therapy, he said.
Most clinicians recognise that this patient is most likely to have white-coat hypertension because of the lack of risk factors and target organ damage.