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White coat effect is not associated with additional increase of target organ damage in true resistant hypertension.
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PMID:  22995840     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: White coat effect (WCE) (i.e., the difference between office blood pressure [OBP] and awake ambulatory blood pressure monitoring [ABPM]) may be present in hypertensive individuals. The relationship between occurrence of WCE and target organ damage (TOD) has not yet been assessed in true resistant hypertension (RHTN). PATIENTS AND METHODS: RHTN patients were divided into two groups: RHTN with WCE (WCE, n=66) and RHTN without WCE (non-WCE, n=61). All patients were submitted to OBP measurement, ABPM, echocardiography and renal function evaluation in three visits. RESULTS: No differences were observed between the WCE and non-WCE groups regarding age, body mass index or gender. OBP were 169.8±15.8/95.1±14.0 (WCE) and 161.9±9.0/90.1±10.4mmHg (non-WCE), ABPM=143.0±12.8/86.1±9.9 (WCE) and 146.1±13.6/85.1±14.9mmHg (non-WCE). No statistical differences were observed between WCE and non-WCE subgroups with respect to left ventricular mass index (LVMI) (WCE=131±4.7; non-WCE=125±2.9g/m(2)), creatinine clearance (WCE=78±4.7; non-WCE=80±3.6ml/min/m(2)) and microalbuminuria (MA) (WCE=44±8.4; non-WCE=49±6.8mg/g Cr). CONCLUSIONS: This finding may suggest that WCE is not associated with additional increase of TOD in true RHTN subjects.
Valéria Nasser Figueiredo; Luiz Cláudio Martins; Leandro Boer-Martins; Ana Paula Cabral de Faria; Carolina de Haro Moraes; Rodrigo Cardoso Santos; Armando R Nogueira; Heitor Moreno
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicina clinica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0025-7753     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Clin (Barc)     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
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Created Date:  2012-9-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376377     Medline TA:  Med Clin (Barc)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier España, S.L. All rights reserved.
Cardiovascular Pharmacology Laboratory, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Campinas (Unicamp), Campinas, SP, Brazil.
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