Question

Asked by carol

Pause Rate

What should your paluse rate read for a person with hight blood peressure be / or low blood perssure

Answer

carol,

Thanks for your question. The textbook normal pulse rate range is 60 to 100 beats per minute. This rate is not usually affected by the fact that someone has high blood pressure. If someone has very low blood pressure, the body may compensate by increasing pulse rate. Some medication used to treat high blood pressure may slow the pulse rate and and your doctor will usually take this into consideration when examining you.

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Martin Cane, M.D.