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Dealing with white-coat hypertension

It is important to distinguish white-coat hypertension from real hypertension and consider whether it should be treated

Published Fri, Nov 22, 2013 · 10:00 PM
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YOU visit your doctor's clinic and you are told that the blood pressure is elevated. Does it really mean that you have high blood pressure (hypertension)? A 76-page document forms the European Society of Cardiology and the European Society of Hypertension (ESH/ESC) 2013 guidelines for hypertension - a telling sign that not all the experts can agree on many of the issues pertaining to hypertension.

While the latest guidelines state that "it is recommended that…

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