Lege Artis Medicinae

[White-coat and masked hypertension]

ALFÖLDI Sándor1

NOVEMBER 15, 2019

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2019;29(11)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.33616/lam.29.049

[White-coat hypertension is a heterogenous clinical entity, that includes patients with lower and higher cardivascular risk. Its prognosis is relatively benign, when it is not associated with other cardiovascular risk factors. Therefore, cardiovascular risk evaluation has utmost importance in patients with white-coat hypertension for the determina­tion of appropriate treatment. Masked hy­per­tension, however, is not a benign pheno­type, as it has been proven. Its early recognition, regular follow-up and effective anti­hypertensive drug treatment are mandatory. ]

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  1. Szent Imre Egyetemi Oktatókórház, Endokronológia, Anyagcsere Központ

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