A 36-year-old member asked:
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is it normal to have low bp after an angioplasty?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
LOW BP/POST ANGIOPLA: It may be from meds you are prescribed like beta blockers and ace inhibiters.
Answered on Jun 17, 2015
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
UsuallyNo; ?Problems: BP determined by heart output vs. Total peripheral resistance. If heart damaged or marked blood loss during the procedure output reduced. If total peripheral resistance reduced in response to situation or medications (emotional state, arteriolar dilation, pain meds) then BP will be lower. Each BP check only 1 heart beat for top number, another for bottom. BP is behavior & can change very quickly.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
UsuallyNo; ?Problems: BP determined by heart output vs. Total peripheral resistance. If heart damaged or marked blood loss during the procedure output reduced. If total peripheral resistance reduced in response to situation or medications (emotional state, arteriolar dilation, pain meds) then BP will be lower. Each BP check only 1 heart beat for top number, another for bottom. BP is behavior & can change very quickly.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Likely: Perhaps not for the heart but for your liver and your brain. We also know the information regarding alcohol/wine and the heart is over-hyped, there i ... Read More
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