Office-based blood pressure measurement has multiple limitations as a method of monitoring hypertension control, Dr. ... This limited picture is even more of a problem in treating patients who have masked or white coat hypertension.
QD: News Every Day--'White coat effect' greater for doctors than nurses, enough to trigger more hypertension diagnoses
QD: News Every Day--'White coat effect' greater for doctors than nurses, enough to trigger more hypertension diagnoses. ... New 2013 European guidelines also still regard office blood pressure measurement as the ‘gold standard’ for screening,
QD: News Every Day--Nine of 10 with uncontrolled hypertension have health care coverage. ... hypertension. Hypertension was defined as an average systolic blood pressure greater than 140 mm Hg or an average diastolic blood pressure greater than 90 mm Hg,
All baseline characteristics were well balanced. The average age was 54 years, 52% of patients were women, two-thirds had hypertension, and about one-quarter had filled a prescription for insulin.
ACC conference: Resistant hypertension. A preliminary study unveiled today at ACC '09 in Orlando shows promise for patients with resistant hypertension.
In a way, treating drug-resistant hypertension is easy. Double-check the diagnosis. ... White-coat hypertension confounds the diagnosis. Patients are rushed, and so are clinicians.
JAMA author who directs the Penn Hypertension program at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. ... 2013 ESH/ESC Practice Guidelines for the Management of Arterial Hypertension. Blood Press.
QD: News Every Day--Hypertension prevalence stable, awareness of it improving but still poor. ... Prevalence of hypertension remained stable among men (30.5%) and women (28.5%) in the past decade, an analysis showed.
Only 3% or less are on chlorthalidone, the diuretic overwhelming preferred by experts in resistant hypertension. ... He's also studying central iliac arteriovenous anastomosis as a solution to resistant hypertension.
In addition, a family history of hypertension is common in patients with essential hypertension. ... Coarctation of the aorta should be suspected in a young patient presenting with systemic hypertension.