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Synonyms for hypertension

a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)

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Compared with patients with optimal blood pressure without masked hypertension, multivariable-adjusted hazard ratios for total mortality for those with optimal clinic BP but masked hypertension were 2.
The authors found that patients with masked hypertension were more likely to be male, to smoke, to have diabetes mellitus or a history of cardiovascular disease, and to be older and more obese.
We were able to diagnose masked hypertension by using repeated office measurements.
Masked hypertension is defined as normal office blood pressure but high ambulatory blood pressure or home blood pressure.
And children with masked hypertension were four times more likely to have a form of hypertension-related heart damage called left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) than children with normal blood pressure.
Mitsnefes and his team found that almost one third of children with CKD showed normal blood pressure readings but actually had high levels of blood pressure, a condition called masked hypertension.