White-coat hypertension as a risk factor for the development of home hypertension: the Ohasama study.

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BACKGROUND White-coat hypertension is a condition characterized by elevated blood pressure (BP) in medical settings combined with normal ambulatory-recorded BP or self-measured BP at home (home BP). However, it is unknown whether this condition represents a transient state in the development of hypertension outside medical settings. METHODS We followed up… (More)

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