White coat hypertension in adolescents

Citation
Vh. Koch et al., White coat hypertension in adolescents, CLIN NEPHR, 52(5), 1999, pp. 297-303
Citations number
36
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Urology & Nephrology","da verificare
Journal title
CLINICAL NEPHROLOGY
ISSN journal
0301-0430 → ACNP
Volume
52
Issue
5
Year of publication
1999
Pages
297 - 303
Database
ISI
SICI code
0301-0430(199911)52:5<297:WCHIA>2.0.ZU;2-H
Abstract
Background: Although white coat hypertension (WCH) seems to occur in 20% or more of the adult hypertensive population, this clinical condition has rar ely been described in adolescents. Design: Routine use of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM) procedure as part of the investigation of arteri al hypertension in adolescents. Methods: Office blood pressure was checked after 5 minutes of rest in the seated position by the auscultation method a nd ABPM was performed with oscillometrical equipment (SpaceLabs 90207, Redm ond, Washington, USA). Results: In the present study 6 adolescents (5 femal es, 3 white), suspected to suffer from arterial hypertension as judged by o ffice blood pressure measurements, mean age 15.1 years (12.2 - 17.7), mean height 164.5 cm, mean weight 77.2 kg, mean body mass index 28.8 kg/m(2) (25 - 35.2), were diagnosed with WCH using ambulatory blood pressure monitorin g (ABPM), Conclusion: White coat hypertension should also be considered in the evaluation of arterial hypertension in adolescents.