Correlation between blood pressure and pulse rate

trillium Community Member May 18, 2007
  • I have been diagnosed with hypertension and have been prescribed Benicar. I am responding will but have noticed and intresting trend. While my blood pressure is in the 110s/70s, my resting pulse falls in the 60s. If my blood pressure dips to 90s/60s my resting pulse goes to somewhere in the mid-80s. Is there a correlation and is this something I should bring to my family doctor's attention?

    Thanks
    -trillium
8 Comments
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Sep. 30, 2008

    It is normal behaviour, something to do with mareys law.  This states that if the pulse rate goes up then BP comes down and vice versa.  The only change to this is when the body experiences neurogenic shock.  hope this puts your mind at ease

  • Anonymous
    unclej
    Apr. 06, 2008

    I forgot to mention fish oil and krill oil.

     

  • Anonymous
    unclej
    Apr. 06, 2008

    The product of the pulse rate and the systolic blood pressure is an indication of the power dissipated by your heart.  If your arterial condition remains about the same and your body is at rest, this product should be reasonably constant (averaged over the daily cycle).  Where there are small changes, they may well be inverse under these conditions. ...

    RHMLucky777

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    The product of the pulse rate and the systolic blood pressure is an indication of the power dissipated by your heart.  If your arterial condition remains about the same and your body is at rest, this product should be reasonably constant (averaged over the daily cycle).  Where there are small changes, they may well be inverse under these conditions.  Larger changes in the short term may be hormonally induced.

     

    If this product changes substantially in the longer term, then your arterial condition may well have changed.  I am not taking any pharmaceuticals but some symptoms of mild angina have caused me to supplement with a number of o.t.c. nutrients and to exercise daily on my elliptical trainer.  In about six weeks, my blood pressure has dropped from about 140/80 to about  120/77 (these will vary over any 24 hour period), and my pulse rate has risen from about 62 to 70.  Therefore the product has gone from about 8680 to about 8400.  In addition, the increased pulse rate suggests that my heart is pumping more blood per unit of time.

     

    I had a stress echocardiogram and consulted a no-nonsense cardiologist about six weeks ago and he wanted to put me on an ACE inhibitor (a reasonably conventional suggestion) but I decided to try life style changes first. 

     

    I cannot say which of my several life style changes accounts for most of this change.   They are: exercise, arginine, l-carnitine, ubiquinol, carnosine, niacin, pomegranate juice concentrate, dark chocolate, vitamin k2, vitamin D.  You can find info on all of these thru google.

  • Anonymous
    P Gilbert
    Nov. 08, 2007
    Mine is doing the same only I am taking a calcium channel blocker. My doctor now wants to add Toprol to work on the "skipping" I am now having. Anyone taking calcium channel blockers that this is a reaction?
  • hrongey
    Oct. 17, 2007

    I have been on medication for hypertension for over 20 years.  Over time my pulse rate was reduced to 40 from a norm of 70.  I was advised that the drop in rate was caused by the medications.  This concerned me as this represents a significant (40%) reduction in the number of beats per minute and I believe in the volume pumped which could reduce...

    RHMLucky777

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    I have been on medication for hypertension for over 20 years.  Over time my pulse rate was reduced to 40 from a norm of 70.  I was advised that the drop in rate was caused by the medications.  This concerned me as this represents a significant (40%) reduction in the number of beats per minute and I believe in the volume pumped which could reduce oxygen to the brain and distal parts.  I now have a pace maker and a pluse rate of 60-70.

    hrongey   

    • Anonymous
      Rahul Gautam
      Mar. 09, 2008
      My Mother is also on metoprolo for 4 yrs and now her pulse rate on wrist has gone to 45 to 55. Doctors are advising Pacemaker. they have asked to stop Metprolol and put her on Nusar-h and rabeloc 20 mg. She is also hypothyroid but with medicine now it is normal.  Is pacemaker implant an urgency or change in medicine can help regain Heart beat to normal...
      RHMLucky777
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      My Mother is also on metoprolo for 4 yrs and now her pulse rate on wrist has gone to 45 to 55. Doctors are advising Pacemaker. they have asked to stop Metprolol and put her on Nusar-h and rabeloc 20 mg. She is also hypothyroid but with medicine now it is normal.  Is pacemaker implant an urgency or change in medicine can help regain Heart beat to normal more then 60 beats per minute. Pl. advice .
    • Ramesh
      Mar. 06, 2012
      I am having same problem.my blood pressure is 50, pulse rate between 48 to 55. I take 25mg.metolar XR . Doctor is not willing to change medicine would I need pacemaker? Ramesh
  • BrendanS
    May. 21, 2007

    Dear trillium:

    I would recommend that you check out http://www.healthcentral.com/high-blood-pressure/find-drug-24289-25.html for more information on Benicar and its common side effects. Likewise, you might find it helpful to consult http://www.healthcentral.com/high-blood-pressure/lifestyle.html for easy, non-medication ways (i.e. exercise and maintaining...

    RHMLucky777

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    Dear trillium:

    I would recommend that you check out http://www.healthcentral.com/high-blood-pressure/find-drug-24289-25.html for more information on Benicar and its common side effects. Likewise, you might find it helpful to consult http://www.healthcentral.com/high-blood-pressure/lifestyle.html for easy, non-medication ways (i.e. exercise and maintaining a healthy diet) to lower your blood pressure. By combining lifestyle changes with Benicar, you may find that your pulse no longer drops or increases with the medication intake. Hope this helps,


    BrendanS

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