Is white coat high blood pressure dangerous?

No. When a patient's BP is always elevated at the docs office but normal otherwise we call that white coat hypertension. Studies have shown if that's the only time it does that, no big deal. Many of these folks later move on to full time hypertension so it pays to be watchful.

Related Questions

If very high blood pressure can be a symtom of white coat syndrome, how can it be controlled? One says--do not try. Hmm?

True "white coat"? If a person only has measurements of elevated blood pressure at the clinic, but normal measurements at home, at work, and during the stressful moments of his day, then he is likely ok. However, if he tries his best to check his blood pressure during times of stress (not relaxed on the sofa), and keeps a record of all the measurements, and many are elevated, then his doctor may want to treat him. Read more...

Unstable blood pressure. White coat hypertension?

Maybe, maybe not. Although it might be, don't assume it/. Get a home or ambulatory BP monitor. Read more...
White coat. The only way to tell if you have white coat hypertension is get a blood pressure cuff and check your blood pressure at home. Take readings in the morning, lunch, dinner, and before sleep. Record reading for 2 weeks. If your blood pressure is in control, IE less than 150/90 then your good. If higher than this you have hypertension. . Read more...

Is a low pulse with high blood pressure dangerous for an elderly person?

Depends. Low pulse rate associated with symptoms or below 50 without meds probably requires some investigation. The degree of BP elevation determines how "dangerous" it is. In elderly patients it is often reasonable to accept higher baseline bp's rather than to push medications. If i can get a BP down to 140/90 range without side effects in an 80 year old I am generally pleased. Read more...

Heartbeats 129 a minute 48 year old male, with high blood pressure is that dangerous?

Yes, Be Concerned! Untreated high blood pressure and high heart rate is also called the "silent killer' because it causes damage to the heart, kidneys & brain. Any unexplained left (or right) arm / shoulder / neck / jaw / chest discomfort should be evaluated asap, especially if heart & stroke risk factors such as high blood pressure are present. See a doctor asap (now). Read more...

Can you explain to me why high blood pressure can be dangerous to an individual?

The silent killer. Htn is the leading cause of strokes and end stage renal disease requiring dialysis. It is a leading cause of congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and heart attacks. The major reduction in the incidence of strokes since 1950 has been attributed to the more widespread use of effective anti-hypertensive drugs. Htn causes no symptoms for about 30 years when end organ damage begins to occur. Read more...

My husband has high blood pressure at dr visits. Hbp runs in his fam. Dr never gives anything for it... If left untreated is this not dangerous?

Blood pressure. Should check blood pressure at other places to see if it is high there or just "white coat hypertension". Most people's BP is better outside of the office. If the pressure is normal at home then meds may not be needed. Read more...
Hypertension. White coat hypertension which appears only in the doctors office and not in the patient's life otherwise, does not appear to be problematic. We do check to be sure it doesn't turn into fixed hypertension but most often that isn't the case. Read more...