Myers MG, Reeves RA
White coat effect in treated hypertensive patients: Sex differences

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. (Daugirdas)

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