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A 45-year-old member asked:

Is a very high pulse rate and low blood pressure dangerous?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Could be.: Very high pulse and low BP is a harbinger of shock. Could also be associated with vasovagal reaction - the typical "swoon." everything needs to be interpreted in context, but in general this combo signals that something ain't right. It is not dangerous in and of itself, but underlying problem needs correction.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to have low blood pressure and a high pulse rate ?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Blood pressure: It is common to have high heart rate with low bp.
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A 59-year-old male asked:

Can a person with low blood pressure have a pulse rate of 90?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice : When you have low blood pressure your heart tries to compensate by speeding up to blood flow.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Which comes first of low blood pressure and high pulse rate?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Either : Frequently a high pulse rate is compensatory for low bllod pressure to maintain cardiac output, howver a high pulse rate can cause low blood pressure as the heart is unable to adequately fill with blood in diastole(period when the heart is relaxing).
A 37-year-old member asked:

How come I have low blood pressure but a high pulse?

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Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Family practice: When your blood pressure is low, less blood flow is pumped out from the heart. Your heart rate increases to compensate to keep normal oxygen and nutrient levels to the brain and rest of the body.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How can I best treat high pulse rate low blood pressure?

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Dr. John Szawaluk
Cardiology 31 years experience
Underlying cause: Treat the underlying cause of the high heart rate and usually blood pressure will improve.

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