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how does a heart attack affect blood pressure

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Blood Pressure: Blood pressure fluctuates widely and safely in most instances. Thus your question asking for a specific guideline is impossible to separate from the ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Variable: During a heart attack, BP can be normal, high or low. Low, if due to injury, is a poor prognostic sign. Hr can be low (often occurs when the inferior ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
<125/80: Ideally less than 125/80 but at most 130/80 for optimal control.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
It doesn't: Although high blood pressure is a risk factor for coronary heart disease, there is no evidence that there is an acute rise in blood pressure prior to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Very: Aorta may tear first! i have seen 300/ 140 almost limit of cuff and accuracy high BP not always related to heart attack!
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
31 years experience Cardiology
BP varies...: Varies. It can be very high due to pain and a feeling of dread. It can be low if the heart is weak due to a large heart attack.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Any: They are not directly related guidelines for systolic<140 diastolic for less than 80 elevated BP more related to left ventricular hypertrophy, diss ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Different: Severe acute hypertension can cause tear of aorta and sudden death or need for emergency surgery. Can happen anytime with elevated bp but scary at 1 ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart attack: Heart attack can happen with low, normal or high blood pressure.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Tad high: Depending on that person's height, the BP is in the 90-95% percentile for age, a bit high. 110 would be healthier. Don't use a single BP - it should b ... Read More
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