Average daily blood pressure, not office blood pressure, determines cardiac function in patients with hypertension.

@article{White1989AverageDB,
  title={Average daily blood pressure, not office blood pressure, determines cardiac function in patients with hypertension.},
  author={William B White and Peter Schulman and Evin J. McCabe and Holley M. Dey},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1989},
  volume={261 6},
  pages={873-7}
}
To determine the presence of cardiac disease in hypertensive patients with disparities between physician and out-of-office blood pressures, we prospectively studied three groups of age-matched patients identified by both casual (office) and ambulatory blood pressures: (1) office blood pressure greater than 140/90 mm Hg and awake ambulatory blood pressure of 130/80 mm Hg or less ("office" hypertensives); (2) office blood pressure less than 135/85 mm Hg and awake ambulatory blood pressure of 130… CONTINUE READING

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