People with untreated white coat hypertension, but not those with treated white coat effect, had a higher likelihood of cardiovascular events, CV mortality and all-cause mortality, compared with those with normal blood pressure, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The study, based on a systematic review and meta-analysis of 27 studies involving 64,273 individuals, "highlights the importance of future trials to evaluate interventions to reduce cardiovascular risk in WCH," researchers wrote.
Higher CV risk found in untreated white coat hypertension
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