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'White Coat Syndrome' Link to High Blood Pressure, University of Barcelona Study


3/29/2011 6:45:40 AM

Scotsman -- THOUSANDS of patients believed to have hard-to-treat high blood pressure may actually be suffering the effects of doctor-induced nerves, a study has found. So-called "white coat syndrome" can result in blood pressure going up when people visit a doctor's surgery. The new findings suggest the phenomenon may affect a third of patients who appear not to be responding to drugs for hypertension.

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