Latest White coat hypertension Stories
Because some clinicians fail to stick to official recommendations for blood pressure monitoring, a number of patients are misclassified, which could have an impact on decisions about their treatment.
The "white-coat effect" is not reserved for only the human patients who see their blood pressure rise in response to the stress of a doctor visit.
A device designed to treat people with resistant hypertension helped lower blood pressure by 33 points, a substantial drop that would otherwise require patients to take an additional three or four drugs, on top of this subgroupâ€™s usual regimen of up to five drugs, to control their difficult-to-treat condition.
A third of patients thought to have resistant hypertension had "white coat" hypertension during 24-hour ambulatory monitoring, in a large study reported in Hypertension: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Home blood pressure monitors may help people keep their blood pressure in check and possibly reduce their medications -- but only if patients and their physicians put those home readings to good use, according to findings in a new research review.
NEW YORK, October 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - New Research Which Shows That Timing Blood Pressure Medication With a Patient's Body Clock Make it More Effective and Offers Greater Protection Against the Occurrence of Heart Attacks and Strokes is Set to Change the Hypertension Treatment for Hundreds of Millions of People Worldwide Chronobiology International - the international journal on how biological rhythms affect the systems of living things - has published the results of a...
DUBLIN, June 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent study has revealed that Irish Company, dabl's computerised system for diagnosing 24 hour blood pressure is more accurate and consistent than a leading group of international hypertension experts. Conducted by the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, the study analysed the interpretation of numerous blood pressure readings taken over a 24-hour period (known as 'Ambulatory Blood Pressure Measurement' or ABPM). It concluded that...
Researchers warned recently that doctorâ€™s office visits can cause patients to have a rise in blood pressure, saying it is far worse in someone who already has high levels.
Tossing and turning may affect results of nighttime blood pressure measurement.