Is Blood Pressure Readings High ? Normal ? And Heart Rates If He Gets Angina Or Heart Attack Warning

Question

Asked by Jeewan Ji

Is Blood Pressure Readings High ? Normal ? And Heart Rates If He Gets Angina Or Heart Attack Warning

When he gets tightness in Chest, he gets stressed out if he has heart attack or is it Angina? He takes BP to ensure. Heart rates readings fluctuate from 89 to 73

Answer

Jeewan Ji,

Thanks for your question.

From your question, it sounds as though there is great concern about the cause of his symptoms. Chest pain/tightness must be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible. Only after a careful history (questions), thorough examination, and electrocardiogram, can a doctor be in a position to tell what is going on. Even then, further testing is usually required to be sure of the diagnosis. In addition to heart disease, many gastrointestinal, pulmonary, and muscle problems can cause chest discomfort. But of all the possibilities, heart disease is the most crucial and should be identified as soon as possible.

The pulse rates you mentioned are normal. Blood pressure could rise, fall, or remain normal if this is heart disease. Angina usually lasts a few minutes up to 15 minutes, while heart attack pain is usually longer. But there is no set standards in heart disease. Contact his physician for an appointment as soon as possible. She he develop discomfort before then, he should go to an emergency room.

Best wishes.

Martin Cane, M.D.