What is masked hypertension?
Asked by jafar, 28 Feb '13 03:34 pm
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While on examination your BP can be normal but you have it otherwise.Answered by Smriti, 01 Mar '13 08:58 am
The addition of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring to conventional clinic measurement for defining blood pressure status in clinical practice has added a new complexity to the process, because the separation of normotension and hypertension can be assessed independently by each of the 2 methods. We thus have 4 potential groups of patients who are, first, normotensive by both methods (true normotensives); second, hypertensive by both (true, or sustained, hypertensives); third, hypertensive by clinic measurement and normotensive by ambulatory measurement (white-coat hypertensives); and, fourth, normotensive by clinic measurement and hypertensive by ambulatory measurement. From a clinical point of view, the first 2 groups are easy to deal with, because both methods give the same classification. Of more interest are the groups in which there is disagreement. The third group, usually referred to as white-coat hypertensives, or less frequently, as isolated office hypertensives, have been e ...moreAnswered by Rocking Raaj, 28 Feb '13 03:39 pm
The phenomenon of masked hypertension (MH) is defined as a clinical condition in which a patient's office blood pressure (BP) level isAnswered by jameel ahmed, 28 Feb '13 03:36 pm
A normal blood pressure (BP) in the clinic or office of a doctor but an elevated BP out of the clinicAnswered by Annes, 01 Mar '13 12:00 am
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