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Did You Know? People are often nervous when they arrive at the doctor's office, and that nervousness can affect blood pressure readings. A recent study by the Preventative Cardiovascular Nurses Association found that people who were allowed a few minutes to relax first had a reading that was about 14 points lower than a reading taken when they first arrived in the exam room.