Prevalence of white-coat and masked hypertension in national and international registries

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Prevalence of white-coat and masked hypertension in national and international registries

Revista Hypertension ResearchPor: Manuel Gorostidi, Ernest Vinyoles, José R Banegas y Alejandro de la Sierra.  Hypertension Research (2015) 38, 1–7.

In the past two decades, techniques for the measurement of blood pressure outside the medical setting have unmasked highly prevalent situations. A significant proportion of patients with office blood pressure levels above the thresholds for diagnosing hypertension or above the limits where those being treated are considered to be adequately controlled actually show normal ambulatory blood pressure levels.

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