Having ‘white coat hypertension’ DOUBLES the risk of dying from heart disease, new study suggests

Even so-called ‘white coat hypertension’ – blood pressure measures that are only high in doctors’ offices – indicate that patients are at-risk for heart disease, heart attacks and even death, a new study suggests.

Some one-in-five Americans are estimated to have white coat hypertension.

But the condition is often left untreated, as doctors doubt that these read-outs suggest anything more than nervousness.

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