White Coat & Masked Hypertension: How to Detect & Treat

June 11, 2020
Grace Halsey
Grace Halsey

Click through definitions and recommendations from the 2017 ACC/AHA hypertension guidelines on these sometimes elusive, often dangerous types of elevated BP.

In adults being treated for hypertension with office blood pressure readings not at goal and and home blood pressure monitoring readings suggestive of a significant white coat effect, it may be useful to confirm the latter with ambulatory blood pressure monitoring.

This is one of 7 recommendations on the detection and management of white coat and masked hypertension made in the landmark 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for the Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Adults.

In this brief slide show, we summarize all 7 recommendations as well as the evidence in support of each.