Home blood pressure testing can alert doctors
This article was originally published in Clinica
Between 10% and 20% of hypertensives exhibit "white coat hypertension", whereby blood pressure becomes raised at the point of examination, but subsequently resumes normal levels upon leaving the doctor's office. This condition accounts for one or two hypertension patients seen by general practitioners each year in the UK and costs the National Health Service £6 million ($10 million) in wasted costs.
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