Prevalence of Masked Hypertension in Untreated and Treated Patients With Office Blood Pressure Below 130/80 mm Hg
The recently released American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) hypertension guidelines1 proposed new values for defining hypertension: office blood pressure (BP) ≥130 systolic or ≥80 mm Hg diastolic. Furthermore, BP goals for hypertensive patients under pharmacological treatment have been recommended <130/80 mm Hg. New BP limits for office BP have been extended to define corresponding normal values for ambulatory BP monitoring (ABPM). Values of 125/75 mm Hg, 130/80 mm Hg, and 110/65 mm Hg have been proposed for 24-hour, daytime, and nighttime periods corresponding to the office cut-off of 130/80 mm Hg.1
- Received February 27, 2018.
- Revision received March 8, 2018.
- Accepted March 12, 2018.