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Current status of white coat hypertension: where are we?
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-09, 22:33 authored by Gani Nuredini, Alec Saunders, Chakravarthi RajkumarChakravarthi Rajkumar, Michael OkorieMichael Okorie
White coat hypertension (WCH) is characterised by an elevated clinic blood pressure (BP) with normal ambulatory or home BP. It is well recognised in clinical practice and occurs in approximately one-third of untreated patients with elevated clinic BP. Current evidence suggests that WCH is associated with cardiovascular risk factors, including the development of sustained hypertension and the presence of target organ damage. However, its effects on cardiovascular outcomes remain a matter of debate. There is also insufficient evidence from randomised controlled trials to determine whether WCH warrants treatment. This narrative review aims to provide an update on the current understanding of WCH. It focuses on the clinical characteristics and potential implications of WCH, its relationship to cardiovascular risk and the evidence regarding treatment. Gaps in existing research are also highlighted.
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JournalTherapeutic Advances in Cardiovascular Disease
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