Diagnosis and management of patients with white-coat and masked hypertension

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — diciembre 21st, 2012 — 12:33 under Editorial

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Diagnosis and management of patients with white-coat and masked hypertension

EditorialPor: Giuseppe Mancia, Michele Bombelli, Gino Seravalle y Guido Grassi.  Nature Reviews Cardiology 8, 686-693 (2011).

White-coat hypertension is characterized by an elevation in clinic blood pressure but normal home or ambulatory blood-pressure values, whereas patients with masked hypertension have normal clinic blood pressure and elevated ambulatory or home blood-pressure load. Both white-coat and masked hypertension are frequent clinical entities that need appropriate recognition and a close diagnostic follow-up. White-coat and masked hypertension seem to be associated with organ damage and increased cardiovascular risk, although not invariably. [publicada: 21 de diciembre 2012]

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