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'White coat hypertension' may be sign of a real problem, study finds

For people whose blood pressure rises when measured at the doctor's office — a condition known as "white coat hypertension" — there may be a real reason to worry, new research shows. White coat hypertension, which may affect up to 30 percent of ... More...
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White coat hypertension' may be sign of a real problem, study finds
- Researchers from the Autonomous University of Madrid, who followed 64,000 people over five years, concluded that blood pressure measurements taken at home regularly were a stronger predictor of cardiovascular deaths than doctor's office readings.

Just to clarify:
- This is a phenomenon noticed more commonly in patients exhibit a blood pressure level above the normal range, in a clinical setting, though they don't exhibit it in other settings.
- It is believed that the phenomenon is due to anxiety that those afflicted experience during a clinic visit.
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