‘White Coat Syndrome’ Could Be More Than Doctor Stress | NBC Nightly News

‘White Coat Syndrome’ Could Be More Than Doctor Stress | NBC Nightly News


NORMAL.
AS DR. JOHN TORRES
EXPLAINS, A NEW STUDY AS DR. JOHN TORRES
EXPLAINS, A NEW STUDY
SHOWS IT MAY BE MORE EXPLAINS, A NEW STUDY
SHOWS IT MAY BE MORE
DANGEROUS THAN WE SHOWS IT MAY BE MORE
DANGEROUS THAN WE
THINK. DANGEROUS THAN WE
THINK.
>>Reporter: IN THE THINK.
>>Reporter: IN THE
LARGEST STUDY OF ITS>>Reporter: IN THE LARGEST STUDY OF ITS KIND, RESEARCHERS ARE LARGEST STUDY OF ITS KIND, RESEARCHERS ARE FINDING WHAT WAS ONCE KIND, RESEARCHERS ARE FINDING WHAT WAS ONCE THOUGHT TO BE A FINDING WHAT WAS ONCE THOUGHT TO BE A HARMLESS CONDITION, THOUGHT TO BE A HARMLESS CONDITION, WHITE CODE HARMLESS CONDITION, WHITE CODE HYPERTENSION, COULD WHITE CODE HYPERTENSION, COULD ACTUALLY SIGNAL HYPERTENSION, COULD ACTUALLY SIGNAL SOMETHING MUCH MORE ACTUALLY SIGNAL SOMETHING MUCH MORE CONCERNING. SOMETHING MUCH MORE CONCERNING.>>IF YOUR BLOOD CONCERNING.>>IF YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS GOING TO>>IF YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS GOING TO GO UP BECAUSE YOU SAW PRESSURE IS GOING TO GO UP BECAUSE YOU SAW A WHITE COAT, ITS GO UP BECAUSE YOU SAW A WHITE COAT, ITS ALSO GOING TO GO UP A WHITE COAT, ITS ALSO GOING TO GO UP WHEN SOMEONE CUTS YOU ALSO GOING TO GO UP WHEN SOMEONE CUTS YOU OFF IN TRAFFIC, WHEN WHEN SOMEONE CUTS YOU OFF IN TRAFFIC, WHEN YOUR FAMILY STRESSES OFF IN TRAFFIC, WHEN YOUR FAMILY STRESSES YOU OUT, WHEN YOURE YOUR FAMILY STRESSES YOU OUT, WHEN YOURE STRESSED OUT AT WORK. YOU OUT, WHEN YOURE STRESSED OUT AT WORK.>>Reporter: IN THE STRESSED OUT AT WORK.>>Reporter: IN THE STUDY PUBLISHED TODAY,>>Reporter: IN THE STUDY PUBLISHED TODAY, RESEARCHERS FOLLOWED STUDY PUBLISHED TODAY, RESEARCHERS FOLLOWED 64,000 PEOPLE FOR FIVE RESEARCHERS FOLLOWED 64,000 PEOPLE FOR FIVE YEARS. 64,000 PEOPLE FOR FIVE YEARS. THOSE WHO HAD WHITE YEARS. THOSE WHO HAD WHITE COAT HYPERTENSION, HAD THOSE WHO HAD WHITE COAT HYPERTENSION, HAD AN 80% RISK OF HIGHER COAT HYPERTENSION, HAD AN 80% RISK OF HIGHER DEATH THAN THOSE WITH AN 80% RISK OF HIGHER DEATH THAN THOSE WITH CONSISTENTLY HIGHER DEATH THAN THOSE WITH CONSISTENTLY HIGHER PRESSURE. CONSISTENTLY HIGHER PRESSURE.>>INSTEAD OF PRESSURE.>>INSTEAD OF DISMISSING IT AND>>INSTEAD OF DISMISSING IT AND THINKING ITS BENIGN, DISMISSING IT AND THINKING ITS BENIGN, WE NEED TO DO THINKING ITS BENIGN, WE NEED TO DO ADDITIONAL TESTING OR WE NEED TO DO ADDITIONAL TESTING OR STARTING MEDICATION ADDITIONAL TESTING OR STARTING MEDICATION SOONER TO PROTECT STARTING MEDICATION SOONER TO PROTECT PATIENTS. SOONER TO PROTECT PATIENTS.>>Reporter: THE PATIENTS.>>Reporter: THE RECOMMENDED TEST, A>>Reporter: THE RECOMMENDED TEST, A SPECIAL 24-HOUR RECOMMENDED TEST, A SPECIAL 24-HOUR MONITOR THAT CHECKS SPECIAL 24-HOUR MONITOR THAT CHECKS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE MONITOR THAT CHECKS YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO FIND OUT IF ITS TRULY THROUGHOUT THE DAY TO FIND OUT IF ITS TRULY ELEVATED AND FOLLOW UP FIND OUT IF ITS TRULY ELEVATED AND FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT ELEVATED AND FOLLOW UP WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS LATER. WITH YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT THREE MONTHS LATER.>>THERE ARE SO MANY THREE MONTHS LATER.>>THERE ARE SO MANY UNFORTUNATE DIGAGNOSIS>>THERE ARE SO MANY UNFORTUNATE DIGAGNOSIS THAT DONT HAVE UNFORTUNATE DIGAGNOSIS THAT DONT HAVE TREATABLE. THAT DONT HAVE TREATABLE. THIS IS TREATABLE. TREATABLE. THIS IS TREATABLE.>>IF YOU NOTICE YOUR THIS IS TREATABLE.>>IF YOU NOTICE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS>>IF YOU NOTICE YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE IS HIGHER AT THE DOCTORS BLOOD PRESSURE IS HIGHER AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE, TALK TO THEM HIGHER AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE, TALK TO THEM ABOUT USING THIS AT OFFICE, TALK TO THEM ABOUT USING THIS AT HOME. ABOUT USING THIS AT HOME. IT MIGHT AFFECT YOUR

One Reply to “‘White Coat Syndrome’ Could Be More Than Doctor Stress | NBC Nightly News”

  1. This is not the largest study ever conducted. And five years is not a very long follow-up time. Finally, the confidence intervals were quite wide.

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