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A 49-year-old male asked:

curious as to why i still get elevated bp readings due to white coat htn even while on a low dose arb. what good is a med that works part of the time.

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Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Its the syndrome: White coat HTN might persist despite medication. Sometimes a beta blocker can blunt the hypertensive response. Sometimes one simply needs another medication in addition to the other medications. Check your BP sitting and standing each morning at home to judge the adequacy of your medications.

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