Ambulatory BP Monitoring Can Help ID Masked Hypertension

This article originally appeared here.
Share this content:
Ambulatory BP Monitoring Can Help ID Masked Hypertension
Ambulatory BP Monitoring Can Help ID Masked Hypertension

TUESDAY, May 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring could help identify undetected hypertension in at-risk populations, according to a study published online May 16 in Hypertension.

Researchers utilized ambulatory monitoring to screen 317 black patients at high risk for masked hypertension. None of the participants had diagnosed hypertension or were taking blood pressure medication when the study began.

During a median follow-up of 8.1 years, the researchers found that 187 of the participants developed clinic hypertension. Multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios of incident clinic hypertension for any masked hypertension and masked daytime, night-time, and 24-hour hypertension were 2.13, 1.79, 2.22, and 1.91, respectively.

"Our study found that African-Americans with any masked hypertension had twice the risk of developing clinic hypertension when compared to those who had both normal clinic and normal out-of-office blood pressure," study author Marwah Abdalla, M.D., a cardiologist at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, said in an American Heart Association news release.

Abstract
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »


Sign up for myCME e-newsletters


Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions

More in Home

Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Hospital Sinks

Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Hospital Sinks

Drug-resistant bacteria can colonize in drains, spread to sinks, and eventually reach patients

AAP Addresses Rising Risks to Youth From New Marijuana Laws

AAP Addresses Rising Risks to Youth From New ...

Legalization in many states may lead parents, children to think the drug is benign

AAP Offers Guidance for Treating Victims of Sexual Assault

AAP Offers Guidance for Treating Victims of Sexual ...

Physicians need to be comfortable screening for it, offering additional help if needed

is free, fast, and customized just for you!

Already a member?

Sign In Now »