Ambulatory blood pressure monitors is anticipated to be the fastest growing segment in the device type segment, due to the effective use in the the diagnosis of white-coat hypertension
and masked hypertension.
This backs up previous research showing that up to one-third of patients have white-coat hypertension
, which falls to normal levels in other settings.
Some have suggested that an ABPM be reserved for detecting white-coat hypertension
or when there is concern for resistant hypertension.
2) The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends the use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) to accurately diagnose hypertension in all patients, while The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC 7) recommends ABPM for patients suspected of having white-coat hypertension
and any patient with resistant hypertension, (3,4) but ABPM is not always acceptable to patients.
is more common in the elderly, and the risks of overtreatment are greater than in the young.
About a third of the more than 1,000 patients in the study who were receiving ongoing antihypertensive treatment actually had white-coat hypertension
(WCH), suggesting that the costs and potential side effects from drug therapy could have been avoided in these patients, said Dr.
The phenomenon is the opposite of white-coat hypertension
, in which patients have a high BP in the office but maintain normal levels at home, work and during sleep.
1-6) The most recent Joint National Committee report outlines clinical situations where ABPM may be helpful, including suspected white-coat hypertension
, drug resistance, hypotensive symptoms, episodic hypertension, and autonomic dysfunction.
You may be hypertense, or you may have a condition called white-coat hypertension
, named for the white coats doctors wear Michael A.
Neonatal weight was lower (3,098 g) for babies born to the 10 women with probable true hypertension, compared with average birth weights (3,550 g) of babies born to women with white-coat hypertension
There are some people whose blood pressure rises only in the doctor's office--a condition called white-coat hypertension
, which puts a person at future risk for the real thing.
Researchers studied 144 pregnant women who had high blood pressure during the final trimester of their pregnancies and found that 42 had white-coat hypertension