While 50% of our population is female, 100% of us have females in the family who are at risk ultimately for heart disease. A group of medical societies and associations have recently put together a set of guidelines for heart disease prevention that have been endorsed by the American Heart Association, among others. These guidelines were then picked up and disseminated by many newspapers through the Associated Press, New York Times and Reuter’s news syndicates. But what do they really mean, and does every woman now have to start taking aspirin or put in an emergency call for guidance from her physician (as the newspapers suggest)? In multiple studies, done initially in men, then in men and women, and more recently in women alone, aspirin has been demonstrated to have a beneficial effect on large populations of people who are at risk of having a stroke or heart attack. When a study of 1,000 people at 10% risk over time is done, we expect 100 people to have a stroke or heart attack durin...
Lisa Nelson RD #12: Many individuals that visit MyHeartCentral are confused about the relationship between blood pressure and heart rate. Would you please explain if there is a connection between high or low blood pressure and someone's heart rate? For example, if someone lowers their blood pressure, should they see a corresponding decrease in heart rate? Also, should someone be concerned about a consistently high heart rate, such as 100 bpm?
Dr. Shelby-Lane: Blood pressure and heart rate are interrelated components of the cardiovascular system and therefore, not mutually exclusively. One can affect the other.
Persons with well controlled high blood pressure, with or without medication, can also have a cardiac arrhythmia or irregular heart beat. This heart rhythm problem, if poorly controlled can then affect the blood pressure.
Persons with low blood pressure , due to a variety of reasons, can have a normal or abnormal heart rhythm. Pe...
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