Epidemiology of Masked and White-Coat Hypertension: The Family-Based SKIPOGH Study

Heba Alwan, Menno Pruijm, Belen Ponte, Daniel Ackermann, Idris Guessous, Georg Ehret, Jan A. Staessen, Kei Asayama, Philippe Vuistiner, Sandrine Estoppey Younes, Fred Paccaud, Gregoire Wuerzner, Antoinette Pechere-Bertschi, Markus Mohaupt, Bruno Vogt, Pierre-Yves Martin, Michel Burnier, Murielle Bochud*

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Abstract

Objective: We investigated factors associated with masked and white-coat hypertension in a Swiss population-based sample. Methods: The Swiss Kidney Project on Genes in Hypertension is a family-based cross-sectional study. Office and 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure were measured using validated devices. Masked hypertension was defined as office blood pressure= 135/85 mmHg. White-coat hypertension was defined as office blood pressure >= 140/90 mmHg and daytime ambulatory blood pressure
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere92522
JournalPLOS ONE
Volume9
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2014

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