office hypertension

white coat hypertension

frequent or continuous elevations of blood pressure in clinical settings that exceed those measured during ambulatory monitoring of the patient.
Synonym(s): office hypertension
A transient increase in blood pressure that occurs in apprehensive patients on seeing a ‘white coat’, especially if the patient is female and the doctor male. This may result in mislabelling the patient as having hypertension and treating as such

office hypertension

See White coat HTN.

white coat hy·per·ten·sion

(wīt kōt hī'pĕr-ten'shŭn)
Frequent or continuous elevations of blood pressure in clinical settings that exceed those measured during ambulatory monitoring of the patient.
Synonym(s): office hypertension.
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Up to 37% of resistant office hypertension is actually white-coat hypertension, according to an analysis of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring data from more than 8,000 patients.
Major Finding: Among 8,295 patients with resistant office hypertension, 63% had ambulatory 24-hour blood pressure values greater than or equal to 130 mm Hg systolic and/or 80 mm Hg diastolic and were diagnosed as true resistant hypertension, whereas 37% showed 24-hour BP values below this limit and therefore were considered to have white-coat RH.
office hypertension in subjects with low cardiovascular risk
The data say that 20 to 30 percent of patients have office hypertension and it goes up with age," says Kaplan.
Up to 37% of resistant office hypertension is actually white coat hypertension, according to an analysis of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring data from more than 8,000 patients published online March 28 in Hypertension.
White coat hypertension was defined as office hypertension associated with a mean daytime BP of 135/85 mm Hg or lower.

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