A 40-year-old member asked:
how high does blood pressure get before a heart attack?
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
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Cardiology 44 years experience
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Pulmonary Critical Care 35 years experience
Varies: High blood pressure over years damages blood vessels leading to things like stroke & heart attack. BP > 140/90 over time increases the risk for these problems. The longer the time and the higher the blood pressure, the > risk. No hard and fast cut off. If the blood pressure goes up quickly to very high levels (> 180/110 or so) can cause problems like heat failure, stroke
more suddenly, .
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Could back surgery cause blood pressure changes in pregnancy?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Will the baby have higher than normal blood pressure from my high salt diet?
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A 31-year-old member asked:
If I took indoethacin in my last weeks of pregnancy, should the fetal heart rate be monitored on a daily basis?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Gynecology
Depends: Indomethacin taken frequently over a long period of time can cause a transient change in the fetal heart circulation (in doctor speak it closes the ductus arteriosus). Small doses for only a few days, which is usually the only thing we would do, is not particularly dangerous. Check with your doctor on why you are taking it and whether monitoring is needed.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
How high can blood pressure get before a heart attack occurs?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 32 years experience
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.
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South Amboy, NJ
A 37-year-old male asked:
Whats it mean when a woman urinates blood and has sharp pains on the side above hips?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Many causes: The most common thing is a bladder infection but there are other causes like a kidney stone (should hurt) or something in the bladder like polyps or other growths. Some bladder conditions like interstitial cystitis can bleed. See a doctor for the right diagnosis as this could be something important. Always get sharp pain checked out as well. Thats our body telling us something is not right.
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Last updated Apr 4, 2019
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