High BP might be white coat hypertension

Mar 29, 2011, 04.03pm IST
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One-third of patients thought to have resistant high blood pressure may actually have 'white coat' hypertension, according to a new study.
'White coat' hypertension is when a patient's blood pressure is high at the doctor's office but normal in everyday life.
Resistant hypertension occurs when a patient's blood pressure remains above treatment goals, despite taking three different types of drugs at the same time.