Masked Hypertension in Chronic Kidney Disease

Project: Research project


DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Background: It is being increasingly recognized that compared to BP recordings in the clinic, BP recordings outside the clinic are stronger predictors of poor cardiorenal outcomes. When BP is recorded both in the clinic and outside, hypertension can be categorized depending on the location of BP recording. These categories include white coat hypertension, sustained normotension (NTN), sustained hypertension (HTN), and masked hypertension (MHTN). MHTN is defined as normal BP in the clinic but elevated BP outside the clinic. Our meta-analysis revealed that 40% of CKD patients thought to be normotensive in fact had MHTN. The largest CKD cohort studied to date included a cross-sectional analysis of 209 patients (enabled through this period of VAMR funding) who were selected because they had normal BP (
Effective start/end date4/1/133/31/17


  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health


Masked Hypertension
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
White Coat Hypertension
Cross-Sectional Studies


  • Medicine(all)