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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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