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A 34-year-old member asked:

What can happen to someone who has low blood pressure, and is going through surgery?

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Dr. Yu Sun
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Cardiology 15 years experience
High risk of stroke: People face a higher risk of stroke after surgery if they have low blood pressure during their operation.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

What is low blood pressure after open hearst surgery?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
100/60: After an open heart surgery, a BP of <100/60 will start to get some attention but is not an emergency.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What will happen if you have "low blood pressure"?

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Dr. Bob Ourian
Dermatology 26 years experience
You can faint: If your blood pressure drops too low, you can faint. But if your blood pressure is normally on the low end and you have no symptoms, it's actually a good thing. "low" is a relative term and we can't comment further without knowing the exact reading.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

Is it ok to have low blood pressure? How low can it go until its serious

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
Low BP is OK...: If you are otherwise healthy, and not acutely ill (in the hospital or icu), "low bp" is of no consequence. When you are critically ill, low BP can be a sign of shock, which is fatal if untreated.
A 56-year-old female asked:

How low can blood pressure safely go?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 years experience
Depends on person: A blood pressure is only too low when there are symptoms. Many people have normal sbp in 90's range. My own has occasionally been in 80's, but no symptoms (no medication or medical problems either).
A 43-year-old member asked:

How can someone cure low blood pressure?

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Dr. Kevin O'neil
Urogynecology 28 years experience
Increase fluids: Oftentimes low blood pressure is benign and can a sign of poor fluid intake. Also, it can occur with anemia, thyroid disease and addison's disease. If the symptoms are problematic, you should see your doctor to be evaluated for these possible conditions as well as hypoglycemia, which could mimic low blood pressure.

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