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Table 1 Definitions of hypertension phenotypes according to the European Society of Hypertension recommendations a

From: Arterial hypertension assessed “out-of-office” in a contemporary cohort of rheumatoid arthritis patients free of cardiovascular disease is characterized by high prevalence, low awareness, poor control and increased vascular damage-associated “white coat” phenomenon

Characteristics Definitions
Optimal office BP Systolic BP ≤129 and Diastolic BP ≤79
Abnormal/uncontrolled office BP Systolic BP >139 or Diastolic BP >89
Abnormal/uncontrolled home BP Systolic BP >134 or Diastolic BP >84
Abnormal/uncontrolled 24-hour BP Systolic BP >129 or Diastolic BP >79
Office hypertension Abnormal office BP and/or antihypertensive drug treatment
Out-of-office hypertension Abnormal out-of-office BP and/or antihypertensive drug treatment
Masked hypertension phenomenon Normal office BP in the presence of abnormal/uncontrolled out-of-office BP
White coat hypertension phenomenon Abnormal/uncontrolled office BP in the presence of normal out-of-office BP
Sustained normal BP Normal office BP in the presence of normal out-of-office BP
Sustained elevated BP Abnormal/uncontrolled office BP in the presence of abnormal/uncontrolled out-of-office BP
Known hypertension Medical interview defined status as presence of BP-lowering drug treatment or under lifestyle modification for previously diagnosed hypertension
  1. aBP: blood pressure (mmHg). Definitions are based on the European Society of Hypertension Guidelines[19, 27].