white coat hypertension
- Elevated blood pressure measured by a medical practitioner and deemed to result from the patients emotional response to the medical environment.
Patients with white coat hypertension did not show a generalized increase of blood pressure lability, nor an exaggerated pressor response while at work. . . . In such patients, the pressor response may be relatively specific to the physicians office and lead to significant misclassification of hypertension.
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