alexa Who is the Patient with Suspected White Coat Hypertension? | OMICS International | Abstract
ISSN: 2155-9880

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology
Open Access

Like us on:

OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations
700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Review Article

Who is the Patient with Suspected White Coat Hypertension?

Ricardo Pereira Silva1,2*, Nathalia Ribeiro P Sousa2, Pedro Sergio Cunha Costa2 and Marilena Gondim Rocha2
1Department of Cardiology, School of Medicine, Federal University of Ceara, Brazil
2Unicordis-Hospital Sao Mateus- Fortaleza (Ce), Brazil
*Corresponding Author : Ricardo Pereira Silva
Unicordis-Hospital São Mateus
Republic of Lebanon Street
630/1002- Fortaleza (Ce), Brazil
Tel: 55-85-87222575
Fax: 55-85-3064 3594
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: March 02, 2016; Accepted date: March 30, 2016; Published date: March 31, 2016
Citation: Silva RP, Sousa NRP, Costa PSC, Rocha MG (2016) Who is the Patient with Suspected White Coat Hypertension? . J Clin Exp Cardiolog 7:428. doi:10.4172/2155-9880.1000428
Copyright: © 2016 Silva RP, et al. This is an open -access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study is to establish the profile of individuals with suspected white coat hypertension (WCH) submitted to ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), assessing gender, age and pressure behavior during monitoring.
Material and method: Between May 2007 and May 2014, a total of 14216 ABPM tests were performed in our department. Of this total, the indication for evaluation of suspected white coat hypertension occurred in 262 tests, which constitute the study sample. The oscillometric method with Dyna-MAPA equipment was used in the study. We have used in statistics: chi-square test of equal proportions and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).
Results: The sample consists of 262 patients, 121 (46.2%) men and 141 (53.8%) women. The mean age of male patients was 41.9 years and of females, 52.5 years. The largest group of patients was the one with abnormal results (113 patients, 43.2%). For patients with abnormal report, the proportion of men is significantly higher than that of women. For patients with normal reports, the proportion of women is significantly higher than men. There is no difference in proportion among genders in the group of patients with borderline report. The mean age of the patients classified as normal (49.9) or borderline (49.6) is significantly older than that of patients diagnosed as abnormal (44.7).
Conclusions: 1) Most patients with suspected WCH actually had persistent hypertension at the ABPM; 2) A little over a third of patients with suspected WCH had the diagnosis confirmed by ABPM; 3) The standard patient with WCH in our sample was female and mean age of 50 years.

Keywords

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2018-19
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri & Aquaculture Journals

Dr. Krish

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals

Ronald

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9040

Clinical Journals

Datta A

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Food & Nutrition Journals

Katie Wilson

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science

Andrea Jason

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics & Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

[email protected]om

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Materials Science Journals

Rachle Green

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Nursing & Health Care Journals

Stephanie Skinner

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

Ann Jose

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

[email protected]

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

 
© 2008- 2018 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
Leave Your Message 24x7