White Coat Syndrome – How we can help?

White Coat Syndrome, also known as White Coat Hypertension or the White Coat Effect, describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure and anxiety when in a clinical situation. It’s estimated that as many as 1 in 8 patients experience the symptoms of White Coat Syndrome.

As well as being potentially upsetting for patients, increased blood pressure as the result of White Coat Syndrome could mean procedures or treatments being postponed or cancelled where a higher blood pressure reading indicates a potential risk.

What is White Coat Syndrome?

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How to treat White Coat Syndrome

White Coat Syndrome describes a patient experiencing high blood pressure when in a clinical situation.

White Coat Syndrome treatment and help

At Practice Plus Group Hospitals, we do all we can to help alleviate the symptoms associated with anxiety within these clinical situations. This could include:

In many cases, the effects of White Coat Syndrome can be alleviated, enabling patients to go ahead with their treatment or procedure.

White Coat Syndrome stories

Retired delivery driver Mr Thomas MacDonald developed White Coat Syndrome some years ago when he had been told he could die under anaesthesia. Find out how one of our NHS Treatment Centres helped him overcome White Coat Syndrome and undergo hernia repair surgery.