'White-coat' hypertension in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension: evaluation of prevalence by ambulatory monitoring and impact on cost of health care.

Abstract

To evaluate the prevalence of 'white-coat' hypertension in patients with newly diagnosed hypertension, 255 subjects (131 males and 124 females) underwent 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Patients with 24-h systolic and diastolic blood pressure < 135/85 mmHg were classified as white-coat hypertensives and the remaining as sustained hypertensives… (More)

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