Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Masked Hypertension

Masked Hypertension is the case where the blood pressure level is normal in a clinical setting or office but high in home. 10% of the general population is affected by masked hypertension. Masked hypertension is important because it cannot be diagnosed by routine medical examination but can be identified only when the case is adverse which causes increased target organ damage and cardiovascular events. The characteristics observed on an individual affected by masked hypertension are young age, male sex, stress, smoking, and drinking, increased physical activity during the day, etc., Even treated hypertensive people have the risk of masked hypertension and in children, masked hypertension may be the initial stage of sustained hypertension.

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