Myers MG, Reeves RA
White coat effect in treated hypertensive patients: Sex
J Human Hypert
(Sep) 9:729-733 1995
This is an interesting paper in the light of the recent emphasis on women's
health issues. Myers and Reeves studied the incidence of white coat
hypertension (office-ambulatory BP greater than 20/10 mm Hg) in their
hypertensive population. A white coat effect was present in 70/87 women, but
only in 36/65 men. A severe white coat effect also was more frequent in
women (41/87) than in men (8/65). The data suggest that ambulatory or home
BP monitoring is especially important in assessing BP in women.
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