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hy·per·ten·sion

 (hī′pər-tĕn′shən)
n.
1.
a. Abnormally elevated arterial blood pressure.
b. Arterial disease marked by chronic high blood pressure.
2. Elevated pressure or tension of a body fluid, as of the intraocular or cerebrospinal fluids.

hypertension

(ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃən)
n
(Pathology) pathol abnormally high blood pressure
hypertensive adj, n

hy•per•ten•sion

(ˌhaɪ pərˈtɛn ʃən)

n.
1.
a. elevation of the blood pressure, esp. the diastolic pressure.
b. an arterial disease characterized by this condition.
2. excessive nervous tension.
[1890–95]

hy·per·ten·sion

(hī′pər-tĕn′shən)

hypertension

High blood pressure, often caused by stress, arteriosclerosis, or heart disease.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)hypertension - a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)
cardiovascular disease - a disease of the heart or blood vessels
essential hypertension, hyperpiesia, hyperpiesis - persistent and pathological high blood pressure for which no specific cause can be found
malignant hypertension - severe hypertension that runs a rapid course and damages the inner linings of the blood vessels and the heart and spleen and kidneys and brain; "malignant hypertension is the most lethal form of hypertension"
secondary hypertension - hypertension that is secondary to another disease
white-coat hypertension - temporary rise in blood pressure in the doctor's office
hypotension - abnormally low blood pressure
Translations
hypertenze

hypertension

[ˈhaɪpəˈtenʃən] N (Med) → hipertensión f

hypertension

[ˌhaɪpərˈtɛnʃən] nhypertension f

hypertension

[ˌhaɪpəˈtɛnʃn] n (Med) → ipertensione f

hy·per·ten·sion

n. hipertensión, presión arterial alta;
benign ______ benigna;
essential ______ esencial;
malignant ______ maligna;
portal ______ portal;
primary ______ primaria;
renal ______ renal.

hypertension

n hipertensión f, presión alta (de la sangre) (fam); benign intracranial — hipertensión intracraneal benigna; essential — hipertensión esencial; malignant — hipertensión maligna; portal — hipertensión portal; pulmonary — hipertensión pulmonar; renovascular — hipertensión renovascular; white-coat — hipertensión de bata blanca
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reimburse 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring only when blood pressure is found to be high in the clinical setting, but is suspected to be normal otherwise, or if undetected or masked hypertension is suspected.
Consistent with multi-society professional guidelines, todays decision expands access to ABPM to include coverage for cases of suspected masked hypertension, which is essentially the opposite of white coat hypertension and occurs when blood pressure measurements in a doctors office are lower than measurements taken outside a doctors office.
adults experience "masked hypertension" because their blood pressure levels measured outside of the doctor's office are more problematic than measurements at the doctor's office.
White coat hypertension is a unique concept and found in some children where abnormal blood pressure is seen at the physician's office and normal value is obtained by daytime ambulatory or at home and reverse occurs in white coat normotension (Masked hypertension).
office BP measurement, including home BP monitoring, as an option to confirm the diagnosis of hypertension, detect the so-called 'white coat' hypertension (elevated BP in the clinic but normal at home), and masked hypertension (normal or high normal BP in the clinic but elevated at home).
Masked hypertension was defined as a normal clinic BP reading and an elevated home BP reading.
Impact of miscuffing during home blood pressure measurement on the prevalence of masked hypertension. Am J Hypertens 2013;26:1205-9.
Compared with the CBP, ABP can display the circadian rhythm of BP; the existence of nocturnal hypertension, or masked hypertension (MHT); white coat hypertension; and BP load, (BPL) which can predict target-organ damage.
Wanpen Vongpatanasin, M.D., from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and colleagues used a regression-based approach to identify home BP thresholds for stage 1 hypertension (BP ≥130/80 mm Hg) in the Dallas Heart Study (DHS; 5,768 participants) and the North Carolina Masked Hypertension study (NCMH; 420 participants).
It has the potential to improve the quality of care while reducing costs, and its use is also recommended for white-coat or masked hypertension.
White coat hypertension and masked hypertension among omani patients attending a tertiary hospital for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.