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Synonyms for hypertension

a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater)

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The average value of SBP was lower than 160mmHg, which corroborates with the idea that there is a white coat effect in dogs.
Pulse pressure was positively correlated with a systolic white coat effect (r = .
Researchers have found that readings taken with the BpTRU automatic device, which obtains and records 5 blood pressure readings over a 5-minute period, are lower than those taken by office personnel, and that the white coat effect is eliminated.
The study's findings indicate that there is good reason to be wary of "the white coat effect," where patients experience artificially high blood pressure readings in the physician's office.