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Therese Castrogiovanni Therese Castrogiovanni (1 Posts)

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University of Kansas School of Pharmacy


P3 student at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.




White Coat Hypertension

A very simple but interesting phenomenon in health care is the concept of “white coat hypertension.” Initially, if you take a patient’s blood pressure, it may be abnormally high. This is simply because they’re nervous about the situation. If you just wait a few minutes and then take the patient’s blood pressure again, it has often decreased a fair amount. It’s a simple enough concept — the patient is worried that something is wrong and this makes their blood pressure increase. However, this leads me to the question: why do we make our patients so easily nervous? That is not our place in the health care equation.

Therese Castrogiovanni Therese Castrogiovanni (1 Posts)

Guest Writer

University of Kansas School of Pharmacy


P3 student at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy.