White-coat hypertension and progression to home hypertension

Takashi Ugajin, Atsushi Hozawa, Takayoshi Ohkubo, Kei Asayama, Masahiro Kikuya, Taku Obara, Hirohito Metoki, Haruhisa Hoshi, Junichiro Hashimoto, Kazuhito Totsune, Hiroshi Satoh, Ichiro Tsuji, Yutaka Imai

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Our study aimed to clarify whether white-coat hypertension represents a transient state in the development of hypertension outside medical settings. We followed up 128 subjects with white-coat hypertension and compared their risk of progression to home hypertension with that of 649 sustained normotensive subjects. After 8 years of follow-up, subjects with white-coat hypertension had an approximately 3-fold higher risk of eventually manifesting home hypertension. We concluded that patients with white-coat hypertension should be carefully monitored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-22
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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