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Is white coat syndrome real in hypertension?

I've read about it but am wondering what others think.  Is white coat syndrome a real thing?  Does going to the doctor and having your bp taken really elevate your bp?  
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It's very real.

My resting heart rate is 72-78 beats per minute.
Last Dr's office visit when they checked the blood pressure it was elevated and my heart rate was 102 BPM.
At home my heart rate only increases slightly when checking blood pressure and the Blood pressure is much lower.
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