Hidden high blood pressure is dangerous

Sometimes high blood pressure can not be hidden so well that he captures the attention of the doctor. This so-called masked hypertension, is especially dangerous, said Professor Dr. Thomas Middeke from Munich on a Training conference for pharmacists in Schladming, Austria.

"About 20 percent of the people who accept that they have normal blood pressure, suffer from a masked Bluthochdruck", said Middeke. "This Form mainly affects men, and the risk of the patient dying from a cardiovascular incident, the heir, is higher than for all other types of high blood pressure." The Insidious thing is: In practice, the doctor is measuring normal values. The patients were relaxed in this Situation, but in the everyday life of the blood increases pressure again, so the expert. Often it’s the Stress on the Job, driving during the day, the values are high. In many patients, the pressure is normalized, but also at night.

The masked hypertension, if the Patient in everyday life, measures the blood pressure itself. This is, however, hardly anyone expects to actually have no problems with blood pressure. Therefore, Middeke favored the blood pressure long-term measurement of about 24 hours, the values will be recorded. From this the doctor can see whether, and to what times of the Day the pressure increases. The length shows over the course of time to high values, can begin the doctor, and treatment with antihypertensive drugs, which normalizes the values and the risk of dangerous consequences such as stroke and heart attack reduces.


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