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.
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.

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