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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Masked hypertension and elevated nighttime blood pressure in CKD: Prevalence and association with target organ damage.
Prevalence, causes, and consequences of masked hypertension: a meta-analysis.
In the present study, we aimed to assess the exercise characteristics and cardiovascular factors of middle-aged male marathoners with masked hypertension. Among the 571 middle-aged male marathoners enrolled, 214 subjects were found to have high BP (mean resting SBP/DBP, 150.0 [+ or -] 10.0/93.6 [+ or -] 10.1 mmHg) and an SBPmax of >210 mmHg (mean, 227.9 [+ or -] 23.6 mmHg), which indicated the presence of exercise-induced hypertension (EIH) [20].
Along with the white coat effect the presence of masked hypertension is also notorious, a peculiar aspect of the ABPM, which detects apparently controlled hypertension by office BP, reflecting at the same time the high risk of this subgroup of hypertensive patients detected only by ABPM [19].
While self-measured home BP was lower on average than clinic BP (mean home systolic BP 7.0 mm Hg and diastolic BP 3.0 mm Hg lower than the conventional blood pressure), 67 (5.0 per cent) of those with optimal clinic BP (less than 120/80 mm Hg), 187 (18.4 per cent) of those with normal clinic BP (120/80 mm Hg), and 315 (30.4 per cent) of those with high-normal clinic BP (130/85 mm Hg) had masked hypertension, or BP greater than 130/85 when BP was measured at home.
The topics include engineered arterial models to correlate blood flow with the biological response of tissue, umbilical cord blood for cardiovascular cell therapy, heart repair from natural mechanisms of cardiomyocyte production to the design of new cardiac therapies, controversies in blood pressure goal guidelines and masked hypertension, and transcatheter aortic valve implantation and cerebrovascular events.
'Ambulatory blood pressure is most likely going to be recommended for everyone who has documented nuanced hypertension, and the reasons for that include blood pressure variability, the dramatic increase in the appreciation of masked hypertension, and the dipping and nondipping phenomenon," he said.
"Although doctors can provide a blood pressure reading in their office, this is just a one-time, isolated measurement -- and it may not always show a complete picture of the patient's condition because they may be nervous (known as 'white coat hypertension'), or overly comfortable and trusting (known as 'masked hypertension')," said Dr.
People with masked hypertension have normal blood pressure in the doctor's office but high blood pressure at other times.
Further, one in every four respondents said that they have heard of the terms that indicate specific types of hypertension such as masked hypertension, white coat hypertension and postural hypotension.
It can help identify masked hypertension and improve treatment adherence by allowing patients with hypertension and their family members a more active role in the management of the disease.
The correlations for blood pressure with all-cause and cardiovascular mortality were assessed for sustained hypertension, white-coat hypertension, masked hypertension, and normotension.