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.
* office hypertension in subjects with low cardiovascular risk
Part of the problem is "office hypertension," also called "white coat hypertension." Blood pressure rises in doctors' offices because the patient is nervous.
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.
Psychological dimensions of "office hypertension." Behav Res Ther 1985; 23:609-12.
A lot of hypertensive people probably only have what we call "office hypertension." Q: How can people tell if they really have high blood pressure?

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