Masked hypertension: evidence of the need to treat.

@article{Ogedegbe2010MaskedHE,
  title={Masked hypertension: evidence of the need to treat.},
  author={Gbenga Ogedegbe and Charles Agyemang and Joseph E Ravenell},
  journal={Current hypertension reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={349-55}
}
The diagnosis of masked hypertension has been made easier with the widespread availability of home blood pressure monitoring devices with levels of accuracy comparable to ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. The negative impact of masked hypertension on cardiovascular morbidity and mortality is evidenced by numerous well-designed clinic-based and population-based studies. The relationship of masked hypertension and target organ damage is also well documented. These two factors, combined with… CONTINUE READING
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