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.
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.
10) Primary reasons for referal included evaluation of suspected isolated office hypertension
, drug resistance, blood pressure control in diabetic patients, and suspected drug-induced orthostatic hypotension.
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.