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Acta Médica Peruana

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QUIROZ, Guillermo. Challenges in the diagnosis of arterial hypertension in consulting room. Acta méd. peruana [online]. 2006, vol.23, n.2, pp.87-92. ISSN 1728-5917.

We review some important factors to consider when assessing a patient’s blood pressure and the factors for a correct hypertension diagnosing, in order to avoid over or under diagnosis. We review the terms episodic hypertension, white coat hypertension, masked_ hypertension and other concepts.

Keywords : blood pressure; arterial hypertension; episodio hypertension; white coat hypertension.

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