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41 PRACTICAL QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HYPERTENSION AND HYPERCHOLESTEROLEMIA - 2008

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  • Sometimes a consistently high blood pressure is recorded in the doctor's office (>140/90) whereas normal values are recorded at home (<130/80). This situation, which is known as "white coat hypertension" or more correctly "isolated office hypertension" is not as dangerous as true hypertension.
  • In these cases, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is required for the confirmation of the diagnosis. (see "What is 24-hour blood pressure monitoring?").

WRITING GROUP
G. Stergiou, Chairman
A. Achimastos
E. Andreadis
I. Avramopoulos
M. Elissaf
N. Karatzas
T. Mountokalakis
D. Papadogiannis
K. Siamopoulos
E. Varsamis
K. Vemmos
D. Vlahakos