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White Coat Hypertension: Addressing the 10 Most Important Questions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22941589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The term 'white coat' hypertension (WC-HTN) is intended to reflect the situation in which measurement of blood pressure (BP) by a health professional (often a physician in a white coat) in an office setting is found to be elevated in comparison with BP measured by a more consistent and less error-prone method such as ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM), or home BP monitoring (HBPM). Office BP (also sometimes called 'casual BP') has formed the basis of clinical trials that confirm meaningful reductions in MI (25 %), stroke (40 %), and heart failure (50 %) with pharmacotherapy. Nonetheless, within clinical trials, a substantial minority of patients have been determined to have WC-HTN, for which treatment is not known to be of benefit, and is hence not indicated. Clinicians continue to have a good deal of uncertainty about the definition, consequences, course, and best management of WC-HTN. The intention of this communication is to address the top priority questions about WC-HTN to enable clinicians to become more confident in its identification and management.
Authors:
Louis Kuritzky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current cardiology reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-3170     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-9-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888969     Medline TA:  Curr Cardiol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Florida School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Program, Gainesville, FL, USA, LKuritzky@aol.com.
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