Thursday, February 17, 2011

White Coat Hypertension

"But doc, my blood pressure is always normal at home."  I wish I had a dollar for every time I have heard that line and I know it is true.  When some patients come to see me, their blood pressure is abnormally high (above 130/90) and this is known as "white coat hypertension."  Although it has been thought to be from anxiety about seeing the doctor, even long established patients who have no

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