White-coat hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and total mortality

@inproceedings{Huang2017WhitecoatHI,
  title={White-coat hypertension is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and total mortality},
  author={Yuli Huang and Weijun Huang and Weiyi Mai and Xiaoyan Cai and Dongqi An and Zhuheng Liu and He Huang and Jianping Zeng and Yunzhao Hu and Dingli Xu},
  booktitle={Journal of hypertension},
  year={2017}
}
BACKGROUND Whether white-coat hypertension (WCH) is an innocent phenomenon is controversial. METHOD In this study, we evaluated the association of WCH and the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and mortality, stratified by baseline antihypertensive treatment status. Databases (PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL Plus, Scopus, and Google Scholar) were searched for prospective studies with data on CVD and total mortality associated with WCH. The primary outcomes were the risk of CVD and total mortality… CONTINUE READING