Letters Hypertension in young people

Investigations in young people

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1733 (Published 06 May 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1733
  1. Paul L Padfield, professor of hypertension1
  1. 1Western General Hospital, Edinburgh EH4 2XU
  1. paul.padfield{at}luht.scot.nhs.uk

    Hammer and Stewart suggest that ambulatory blood pressure measurement in young people with hypertension is warranted “if white coat hypertension is suspected” without giving any guidance about how it might be suspected.1 It is a popular misconception that such individuals can be identified by any clinical characteristic, so you either …

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