• sue stanfield sue stanfield
    July 29, 2012
    I am 54,my blood pressure was 171/70 with heart rate of 50...30 minutes later it was
    sue stanfield sue stanfield
    July 29, 2012

    157/105 pulse rate 48. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with HOC....My pulse has been running as low as 38,but normally stays around 48 to 50. I was at rest when taking bp however I was also experiencing tightness of chest,palpitations and shortness of breath.

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  • Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    July 30, 2012
    Tara Aschenbrenner, RN
    Health Guide
    July 29, 2012

    Hi Sue Stanfield:

     

    With you being symptomatic with your low pulse and elavated blood pressure it is best for you to be evaluated by your physician. He/She will be most familiar with your health history and be better able to diagnose what is going on.

     

    "This chart reflects blood pressure categories defined by the American Heart Association."

    Blood Pressure Category Systolic mm Hg (upper #)   Diastolic mm Hg (lower #)
    Normal less than 120 and less than 80
    Prehypertension 120139 or 8089
    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 1 140159 or 9099
    High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Stage 2 160 or higher or 100 or higher
    Hypertensive Crisis (Emergency care needed) Higher than 180 or Higher than 110

    * Your doctor should evaluate unusually low blood pressure readings."

     

    Take care,

    Tara, RN


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