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Untreated white coat hypertension increases risk for adverse CV events

KEY POINT

Untreated white coat hypertension (WCH)—also known as white coat effect (WCE)—was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events, all-cause mortality, and CV mortality, whereas treated WCH was not associated with these risks, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published in Annals of Internal Medicine.