Blood Pressure-Measuring Device Eliminates White Coat Effect

The new BpTRU system takes several readings without a nurse present in order to arrive at your most accurate blood pressure reading.

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A new method of taking patients blood pressure and getting more accurate readings is slowly making its way into physicians offices around the world. The BpTRU device, which will become the standard approach at Cleveland Clinic by the end of the year, records three to five blood pressure readings over the course of five minutes-and it can be done without a nurse or doctor present, thus eliminating the "white coat effect." Research has shown that many patients experience this effect, in which their blood pressure and anxiety rise when a nurse or doctor is in the room for an examination. Extensive research has affirmed BpTRUs accuracy, and also its ability to rule out "white coat hypertension" in the office setting.
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