Target organ complications and cardiovascular events associated with masked hypertension and white-coat hypertension: Analysis from the Dallas Heart Study

Danielle Tientcheu, Colby Ayers, Sandeep R Das, Darren K McGuire, James A de Lemos, Amit Khera, Norman M Kaplan, Ronald Victor, Wanpen Vongpatanasin

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Background Multiple epidemiological studies from Europe and Asia have demonstrated increased cardiovascular risks associated with isolated elevation of home blood pressure (BP) or masked hypertension (MH). Previous studies have not addressed cardiovascular outcomes associated with MH and white-coat hypertension (WCH) in the general population in the United States. Objectives The goal of this study was to determine hypertensive target organ damage and adverse cardiovascular outcomes associated with WCH (high clinic BP, ≥140/90 mm Hg; normal home BP,

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2159-2169
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 17 2015



  • African Americans
  • arterial stiffness
  • blood pressure
  • multiethnic
  • outcome assessment (health care)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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