Navigation Links
Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension
Date:6/29/2009

People who have them in doctor's office, for example, at risk, study shows

MONDAY, June 29 (HealthDay News) -- Occasional hikes in blood pressure that can happen in a doctor's office, or elsewhere in everyday life, can raise the risk for more sustained high blood pressure, a new study finds.

Researchers looked at so-called "white-coat" hypertension as well as "masked" hypertension. In white-coat hypertension, a patient's blood pressure is high while in the doctor's office but is otherwise normal. In masked hypertension, a patient's blood pressure is normal when checked by health-care workers, but sporadically high in everyday life.

This Italian study of more than 1,400 people aged 25-74, found that almost 43 percent of those with white-coat hypertension, about 47 percent of those with masked hypertension, and just over 18 percent of those with normal blood pressure in all settings had sustained high blood pressure 10 years later.

"After adjusting for age and gender, we found that compared to those who were normotensive at the start of the study, the risk of developing sustained hypertension was 2.51 times higher in patients with white-coat hypertension and 1.78 times higher in those with masked hypertension," study author Dr. Giuseppe Mancia, chairman of the department of medicine at University Milan-Bicocca, S. Gerardo Hospital, Monza, said in a news release.

The potential threat posed by white-coat and masked hypertension has long been the subject of debate by doctors.

"Earlier studies, all with shorter follow-up than this one, have been inconclusive," Mancia said. "This study is the first demonstration that white-coat hypertension and masked hypertension result in greater long-term risk of developing sustained hypertension, a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke. This means that these conditions are by no means clinically innocent, as they have often thought to be."

The study, published online June 29 in Hypertension, supports the usefulness of home-based blood pressure monitoring, he said.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers tips to lower high blood pressure.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: American Heart Association, news release, June 29, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. LOH analysis on 4q in sporadic colorectal carcinoma
2. Sporadic play activity as beneficial to child health as continuous bouts of exercise, study suggests
3. What are the risk factors of sporadic colorectal cancer?
4. Stress Spikes as Economy Tanks - Psychologist Identifies Why Traditional Stress Management Techniques Dont Work, and Offers Radical New Approach
5. New study shows how spikes in nitrite can have
6. Blood-Sugar Spikes Send Testosterone Levels Down
7. Specific antagonism lowers blood pressure
8. Restricting Blood Flow May Help Heart Bypass Patients
9. FDA Updates Prescription Guidelines for Blood Thinner
10. Doctors Often Miss High Blood Pressure in Kids
11. Back to School Means Return of School Blood Drives
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Sporadic Spikes in Blood Pressure Hike Chances of Hypertension
(Date:9/22/2017)... CA (PRWEB) , ... September 22, 2017 , ... ... to help you brush more effectively even on the go. Their electric toothbrushes ... gingivitis and gum inflammation, with UV sanitizing technology. Combining leading edge Enke technology ...
(Date:9/22/2017)... ... September 22, 2017 , ... Global Lyme Alliance ... research, education and awareness, today announced the appointment of Timothy J. Sellati, Ph.D. ... Sellati has more than 20 years of research experience with Lyme and other ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... 21, 2017 , ... The American Addiction Treatment Association (AATA) ... in the addiction treatment industry entitled: Special Investigations Unit (SIU) – What ... state and federal governments are increasingly scrutinizing the addiction treatment industry for fraudulent ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... ... , ... In addition to sticking with the new years ... and use natural alternatives for all house cleaning products, disinfectants, respiratory relief, and ... the new line of essential oils, are all 100% organic and natural. , ...
(Date:9/21/2017)... RICHMOND, Va. (PRWEB) , ... September 21, 2017 ... ... Richmond with a different approach to addiction recovery at a time when Virginia ... 1,420 deaths resulting from drug overdose, a staggering increase of 38 percent from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/6/2017)...  Medical professionals are expected to continuously ... their patients. Medical simulations offer clinicians the ... Simulation provides a safe method for teaching ... refine techniques and build confidence, without putting ... such as augmented reality, will now provide ...
(Date:9/5/2017)... 5, 2017  Xyntek Inc. has announced another milestone in their continued growth ... to meet the growing demands of customer engagements regionally.  ... Xyntek's new Midwest office is located at 318 West Adams Street, Suite ... Xyntek's ... ...
(Date:9/1/2017)... , Sept. 1, 2017  Explorers Like Us ( https://explorerslikeus.com/ ... greatest aural experiences — and deliver these experiences as part ... help people feel and heal better. ... While nothing beats a walk, jog ... your mind, Life Environments™ is the next best thing when ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: