White Coat Hypertension

An Unresolved Diagnostic and Therapeutic Problem

  • Giuseppe Mancia
  • Guido Grassi
  • Gianfranco Parati
  • Alberto Zanchetti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Gianfranco Parati, Juan Eugenio Ochoa, Carolina Lombardi, Grzegorz Bilo
    Pages 1-19
  3. Gianfranco Parati, Juan Eugenio Ochoa, Carolina Lombardi, Grzegorz Bilo
    Pages 21-50
  4. Guido Grassi, Gino Seravalle, Raffella Dell’Oro
    Pages 51-60
  5. Gianfranco Parati, Juan Eugenio Ochoa, Carolina Lombardi, Grzegorz Bilo
    Pages 61-78
  6. Cesare Cuspidi, Marijana Tadic, Carla Sala, Guido Grassi
    Pages 79-96
  7. Michele Bombelli, Rita Facchetti, Gianmaria Brambilla, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia
    Pages 97-111
  8. Giuseppe Mancia, Michele Bombelli, Gianmaria Brambilla, Rita Facchetti, Guido Grassi
    Pages 113-122
  9. Giuseppe Mancia, Rita Facchetti, Michele Bombelli, Guido Grassi, Gianmaria Brambilla, Alberto Zanchetti
    Pages 123-135

About this book


This book addresses all aspects of white coat hypertension – the phenomenon of raised blood pressure in a medical setting yet not elsewhere – from its history to its pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment. White coat hypertension is a common condition, accounting for 30–40% of the overall hypertensive population. While many studies have addressed this condition, controversy still exists over whether it causes an increased risk to sufferers and should be treated. 

In the volume neurogenic and non-neurogenic mechanisms are discussed and the significance of various predictive factors, evaluated. The association of white coat hypertension with dysmetabolic risk factors, new-onset diabetes and other conditions is carefully reviewed. Further chapters consider the occurrence of asymptomatic organ damage and cardiovascular outcomes in affected patients, and helpful guidance is also provided on the controversial issue of when to treat and when not to treat. White Coat Hypertension is based largely on work done during the past 30 years by renowned researchers working in Milan, who have made key contributions in improving knowledge of the condition and whose work is well known across the world.


Antihypertensive treatment Cardiovascular disease Cardiovascular risk factors Hypertension diagnosis Stress

Authors and affiliations

  • Giuseppe Mancia
    • 1
  • Guido Grassi
    • 2
  • Gianfranco Parati
    • 3
  • Alberto Zanchetti
    • 4
  1. 1.IRCCS Istituto Auxologico ItalianoEmeritus Professor, University of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  2. 2.Department of Health Sciences, Clinica MedicaUniversity of Milano-BicoccaMilanItaly
  3. 3.Department of Cardiovascular Neural and Metabolic SciencesS. Luca Hospital, IRCCS Istituto Auxologico ItalianoMilanItaly
  4. 4.IRCCS Istituto Auxologico ItalianoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-07409-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-07410-8
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology