TITLE

What is the best way to treat patients with white-coat hypertension?

AUTHOR(S)
Rao, Shobha; Chun-Tsai Liu; Wilder, Laura
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Family Practice;May2004, Vol. 53 Issue 5, p408
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the best way to treat patients with white-coat hypertension. Evidence is conflicting regarding the risk of cardiovascular complications from white-coat hypertension. Some but not all studies show lower cardiovascular event rates for patients with white-coat hypertension compared with those with sustained hypertension. In a small-randomized trial, the difference in stroke incidence and cardiovascular complications between active treatment and placebo did not reach statistical significance. A prospective cohort study compared cardiovascular events among patients with white-coat hypertension versus those with sustained hypertension. Another prospective cohort study compared fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular event rates among patients who had white-coat hypertension, sustained hypertension, or were normotensive. The American College of Cardiology and American Academy of Family Physicians have made no specific recommendations about white-coat hypertension.
ACCESSION #
13106392

 

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