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White-coat hypertension linked to doubled cardiovascular risk

Jenny Blair, MD   |   Clinical Summary   |   07 March 2022
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Takeaway

  • Compared with normotension, the presence of white-coat hypertension (WCH) in people without subclinical cardiac or renal damage confers a doubled risk for cardiac death.

Why this matters

  • WCH—when BP measured in the office is elevated, whereas BP at home is normal—has historically been considered benign, though opinion is shifting.
  • Still, in...

          

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