As an outcome of my pre-operative assessment, I was required to perform some regular monitoring of my blood pressure by the GP just to ensure that it wasn’t really as sky high as it appeared during my assessment.
So, over the course of a single week, I had three appointments booked to see the nurses at my GP Surgery to get some readings done. Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Each time, first reading was high, but after chatting to me and keeping me distracted, my readings came down to reasonable levels.
Diagnosis, I have white coat hypertension.
White coat hypertension, sometimes called white coat syndrome, is a phenomenon where patients appear to have high blood pressure