white coat hypertension


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white coat hypertension

A phenomenon in which a patient experiences elevated blood pressure around medical professionals. A: "I swear, I didn't feel dizzy until the doctor came in." B: "Hmm, sounds like a case of white coat hypertension to me."
See also: coat, white
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What is the relationship between white coat hypertension and dyslipidemia?
White coat hypertension appears to be a classic overresponse to emotional stress.
The prevalence of white coat hypertension among children with high in-office blood pressure hasn't previously been examined, said Dr.
A recent study of 159 children, 4-18 years old, referred to a pediatric cardiology clinic for hypertension found that many of them actually had white coat hypertension. Fifty-seven percent of the children seen were obese.
Frank Lefevre, who presented the findings at the annual meeting of the Society for General Internal Medicine, reported that he found a significant difference between normotensive patients and those with white coat hypertension by using the outcome of left ventricular mass index as a marker for the effect of hypertension on the heart.
White coat hypertension is more risky than prehypertension: important role of arterial wave reflections.
His research on the management of high blood pressure, especially white coat hypertension, was of national importance and published widely in many countries.
"Often a reading taken in a doctors office can be falsely high due to anxiety-related white coat hypertension'," he observes.
Twenty-four hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring or self-blood pressure monitoring can diagnose white coat hypertension, he said, but pulse pressure is simpler to use and is suitable for patients without aortic valvular insufficiency or aortic disease, he added.
White coat hypertension is when a patient's blood pressure is high at the doctor's office but normal in everyday life.
"Being able to track your blood pressure at home is especially important if you have 'white coat hypertension'," says Mark Pecker, MD, a professor of clinical medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College.
" There is such a thing as white coat hypertension, when people experience a rise in blood pressure because they are in a hospital.
A SOME people's blood pressure is normal most of the time and only goes up when it is being measured by the doctor - this is known as "white coat hypertension" as it comes on when you see a white coat.
A: It's not just "white coat hypertension, which refers to people whose blood pressures are high in the doctor's office while otherwise normal outside.
White coat hypertension may not be a benign condition, but it probably isn't as ominous as sustained hypertension, according to studies conducted by two separate groups of European investigators.