Masked Hypertension in CKD: Increased Prevalence and Risk for Cardiovascular and Renal Events.

Affiliation

Division of Renal Diseases & Hypertension, University of Minnesota, 717 Delaware St SE, Suite 353, Minneapolis, MN, 55414, USA. [Email]

Abstract

Hypertension and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are inextricably linked. The causal nature of the relationship is bidirectional. This relationship holds when blood pressure is assessed in the clinic and outside the clinic with home and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring. Patients with CKD are more likely to have high-risk hypertension phenotypes, such as masked and sustained hypertension, and are at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. The purpose of this review is to describe the increased prevalence of masked hypertension in patients with CKD and then describe the increased risk for target organ damage and adverse clinical events associated with masked hypertension in patients with CKD.

Keywords

Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring,Cardiovascular disease,Chronic kidney disease,Hypertension,Masked hypertension,

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